Officers & Committees
The Council is governed by three officers, all of whom must be either self-advocates or parents.
- CHAIR: Denise Wetzel
- VICE-CHAIR: Shiloh Blackburn
- CONSUMER REPRESENTATIVE:
The Council has the following committees:
- GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
- Composed of the Council Chair and other members who choose to sit on the Committee, not to exceed 8 members. They elect a Committee chair annually. This committee has responsibility to review and revise by-laws, policies and procedures and makes recommendations to the full Council. This Committee also reviews conference funding requests.
- MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
- Composed of members who choose to sit on the Committee, not to exceed 8 members. They elect a Committee Chair annually. This committee is responsible for member training and development, new member recruitment and orientation, and coordinates officer elections.
- PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE
- Composed of members who choose to sit on the Committee, not to exceed 8 members. They elect a Committee Chair annually. This Committee is responsible for activities associated with legislation, state agency rules and regulations, reviews public policy issues, develops public policy positions, prepares legislative agendas and makes recommendations to the full Council as appropriate.
- CONSUMER LEADERSHIP CAUCUS
- Composed of all self-advocates, or parents or guardians of a person with a developmental disability on the Council who choose to participate. The Consumer Representative serves as the Chair. The purpose of this Caucus is to provide consumer input to the full Council and promote leadership development among Council self-advocates.
- COUNCIL GOAL AREA WORKGROUPS
- Each year the Council will establish workgroups to support and advise the full Council on specific goal areas set forth in the Council's five-year plan. The workgroups deal with state plan development, oversight of implementation and the budget allocated to state plan activities. They will meet formally at Council meetings to discuss issues and activities in their area(s) of emphasis.
- ADHOC COMMITTEES/TASK FORCES
- When the Council finds it necessary, Ad Hoc Committees or Task Forces may be formed on a temporary basis to study or work on issues of concern to the Council. They are advisory to the Council and their establishment must be approved by the Full Council.
- LIST SERVES
- The Council may use email list serves as a way of sharing information specific to a certain topic among Council members and others. These may be temporary or more long lasting.