Columbia Employment Consortium: Ability, Diversity, Excellence

Who We Are:

A Boone County consortium supporting the employment and independence of people with disabilities.

Our Mission:

To provide resources and supports to the business community in recruiting, retaining and promoting qualified employees with disabilities in an integrated, competitive work environment.

Our Vision:

We are committed to a framework for systems change that is centered on the premise that all citizens, including individuals with significant disabilities, are capable of full participation in integrated employment and community life.


Provide accurate and consistent information about the employment rights of people with disabilities in accordance to ADA provisions.

Provide "business friendly" fact sheets and materials.

Maintain a website,, to support the inclusion of employees with disabilities in the workplace.

Promote local business outreach through meetings and events.

Provide trainings for associations, groups, or individual businesses.

Membership Information

Membership Criteria (pdf)

CEC Membership Application (doc)