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Empowering Citizens with Disabilities in Onslow County, North Carolina

Together we can do GREAT things to improve and enhance the quality of life for ALL Onslow County citizens with disabilities.

The Onslow Commission for Persons with Disabilities meetings are open to everyone. Meetings are held every first Wednesday of the month beginning at 12 noon at Jacksonville City Hall Conference Rooms A and B. (see schedule on the right)
Bag lunches are allowed.

The Onslow Commission for Persons with Disabilities is seeking new members and collaborative partners to reach all communities of Onslow County.
Applications are available.

The Commission is also seeking individuals and businesses who may be interested in sponsoring community awareness events such as the Resource/Information Fair or an Educational Forum.

Annual Poetry, Poster and Essay Contest
Co-Sponsored By
The Onslow Commission for Persons with Disabilities and the City of Jacksonville

The Onslow Commission for Persons with Disabilities is sponsoring their Annual Poster, Poetry, and Essay contest for Onslow County (public and private) and Base School students to help promote “Disabilities Awareness Week” in May.

Our 2017 Theme is:

“Let’s Change Attitudes!”

2016 Contest Winners

PDF Form for Participation & More Info

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Thank you!

We are here to serve citizens with disabilities and educate the public.

Please be sure to visit our Facebook page for the latest events and happenings of the Commission.

Please contact us for more information or to make a much appreciated donation.

Contact Info:
Lorna Aschbrenner 910-330-6736
email address:

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Our Goals

  • To promote public awareness and acceptance of persons with disabilities as equally entitled members of society.
  • To provide education, training, and technical assistance to persons with disabilities as well as to the community in general.
  • To serve as a countywide clearinghouse for gathering and distributing information regarding the rights of persons with disabilities and the work related attributes of persons with disabilities.
  • To advocate for the human and legal rights for the citizens of Onslow County with disabilities as that population may be defined by acts of Congress.
  • To encourage and work with similar civilian and military organizations that are or may be established by the military or municipalities of Onslow County.

Onslow Commission for Persons with Disabilities

Meeting calendar for 2017
(these are the correct dates)
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Wednesday April, 5, 2017
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Wednesday June 7, 2017
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Wednesday September, 6, 2017
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Wednesday November 1, 2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Meeting location:
Jacksonville City Hall
Meeting Room # A & B (downstairs)
All meetings are held at 12:00 noon Bring your bagged lunch

You may request an accommodation for a disabling condition in order to attend the meeting. If you have not already made a request prior to the meeting, you may email us at
Such requests should be made at least 5 business days prior to the meeting.

Board of Directors
2016/2017 Officers
Lorna Aschbrenner, Chairperson
Alex Shreve, Vice Chairperson
Edward Wills, Secretary
Mike Wetzel, Treasurer

At-Large Board Members
Dawn McCullen
Sylvia Horne
Cheryl Kelly

call 910 333 0625 or 910 330 8666. OCPD, PO Box 244, Jacksonville, NC 28541


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