Rapid City’s Disability Awareness and Accessibility Committee has a 47-year history of working with city officials to help make Rapid City a better community for all.

Established in 1975 as the Mayor’s Committee for Employment of the Handicapped, the committee has evolved into a 11-person advocacy group for people with disabilities and as an advisory board for the mayor and City Council.

Five members of the committee visited the Journal on Thursday during the newspaper’s Facebook Live video program, “City Beat.” Steve Massopust, the chairman of the Disability Awareness and Accessibility Committee, said legislation was passed in 1973 that spurred the formation of the group.

Via the Rapid City Journal