Supervisor Don Knabe today announced that the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved his appointment of Downey resident Wendy Welt to the Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities.
Welt is the President of Beneficial Lifestyles in Hawthorne, and is also an accomplished motivational speaker who performs seminars for various corporations, organizations and churches. She is currently attending California State University, Long Beach, where she is working towards a degree in Communication Studies.
Welt also volunteers to help children who have been abandoned, disabled, or abused. She has served on the Disabilities Commission for almost seven years and has served as both the Chair and Vice Chair.
As a person born without arms and legs, I am a huge advocate for the disabled, said Welt. My passion is to help as many people as I can.
Wendy is a very strong and passionate woman, who has overcome some tremendous obstacles to get where she is now, said Supervisor Knabe. She is absolutely committed to the disabled population, and she will continue to be a valuable asset on this Commission.