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Draft Quarterly Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, July 28, 2022, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Mountain Time

Best Western Vista Inn at the Airport, 2645 W Airport Way, Boise, ID

Council Members Present

  • Ian Bott
  • Janice Carson
  • Michael Case (in 2pm-430 pm)
  • Amy Cunningham
  • Jenna Garrett
  • Jennifer Johnson
  • Maria Juarez
  • Rochelle Larsen
  • Mike MacGuffie
  • Natali Pellens
  • Emily Petersen
  • Danielle Reff – DR
  • Michael Sandvig
  • Carly Saxe
  • Adrienne Seamans Karren Streagle (out 12-2pm)
  • Nicholas Wyatt
  • Edgar Zuniga

Members Absent

  • Sylvia Arnold
  • Deedra Hunt
  • Marilu Moreno
  • Stephanie Walters

Staff Present

  • Marieke Edwards
  • Trisha Hammond
  • Christine Pisani
  • Miguel Juarez
  • Richelle Tierney
  • Jill Smith

Guests/Presenters:

  • Lillian Shelton
  • Nina Spiro – interpreter
  • Alma Lopez – interpreter
  • Dr. Lisa Growette-Bostaph
  • Dr. Lane Gillespie
  • Dr. Jessica Wells

Minutes:

Welcome, Introductions, Ground Rules, and Perfection of Agenda

DR Reff, Council Chair, called the meeting to order at 9:13 AM.

Guests were welcomed and guidelines were reviewed.

Christine requested to amend the agenda to remove the agenda item By-Law Proposed Changes due to the need for additional time for this presentation.

ACTION: Amended Agenda

  •  Emily Petersen moved to accept the proposed amended agenda.
  •  Natali Pellens seconded.
  •  Motion passed.

DR Reff reviewed the ground rules for meeting protocol. 

Nick wanted the minutes from April to be updated to reflect when he joined the meeting.  He had difficultly logging into the Zoom meeting.

Consent Agenda

  1. Draft Meeting Minutes: April 28-29, 2022
  2. Executive Director Report Provided in Pre-Recorded Video
  3. Chair Report Provided in Pre-Recorded Video
  4. Vice-Chair Report

ACTION: Consent Agenda

  • Karren Streagle moved to approve the items in the Consent Agenda as presented.
  • Edgar Zuniga seconded.
  • Motion passed.  Michael Sandvig abstained.

Christine Pisani, Executive Director, requested to change the way she provides her Executive Director report. She proposed instead of a pre-recorded video for her report that includes a project update, she suggested presenting a verbal Director’s report at the Council meeting. Her project updates will be part of the full staff quarterly report.

Financial Report

Trisha Hammond presented the financial report through June 2022 and reviewed expenses from this past quarter.

ACTION: Financial Report

  • Amy Cunningham moved to approve the financial report as presented.
  • Michael Sandvig seconded.
  • Motion passed.

Michael Sandvig shared appreciation for Trisha Hammond’s attitude to try to get all dollars spent.

Vice-Chair Election

Marilu Moreno nominated Natali Pellens for the Vice-Chair position.  Natali Pellens was the only Council member nominated for this position.  She agreed to the nomination and is grateful and excited for the opportunity to serve as Vice-Chair.

ACTION: Vice Chair Vote

  • Michael Sandvig moved for unanimous consent of Natali Pellens as Vice-Chair.
  • Mike MacGuffie seconded.
  • Motion passed.

DR Reff announced that Natali Pellens would be serving as the Council’s newly elected Vice Chair.

ACTION: Approve 5-year Plan Revisions

Marieke Edwards, Research Analyst, presented comments from the Administration on Community Living (ACL.)  Based on discussion around Goal 4: objectives 4.4 and 4.5; Marieke will present updated draft language prior to the presentation from staff on the project updates for the quarterly reports today.

The vote on 5-year Plan Revisions will take place after Council Members review updated language.

ACTION: Approve Dates for In-Person Council Leadership Development

Christine Pisani, Executive Director requested approval of an adding a Council Meeting to the yearly schedule for the purpose of leadership development.  Bruce Anderson, from Community Activators, will provide training on creating your personal story at the proposed September meeting.  Goals for the meeting include relationship building and skill development to improve the Council members ability to use personal stories to inform and educate public policy.

  • Nicholas Wyatt moved to approve September 29-30, 2022, for in-person Council Leadership Development.
  • Edgar Zuniga seconded.
  • Motion passed.

Member Reports

Council Members who attended the 2022 National Association of Developmental Disabilities Councils Conference in Washington, D.C. presented their experiences.  Reports provided by Jennifer Johnson, Maria Juarez, Marilu Moreno (written report presented by DR Neff), Emily Petersen, Nick Wyatt and Edgar Zuniga.

Presentation: Boise State University Study Report

Dr. Lisa Growette-Bostaph, Dr. Lane Gillespie, and Dr. Jessica Wells from the Criminal Justice Division at Boise State University presented their findings from the first of three studies. The year one written report was provided to Council Members. Year 2 research will be led by Dr. Growette-Bostaph and Dr. Laura King. This study will include a national system review of services and supports and best practice available.  It will also include a survey to identify gaps in services available to victims with intellectual and developmental disabilities, people who are deaf, people with physical disabilities and those who are aging who are identified within the previous categories. In year 3, they will work establish a baseline of how many reports are filed by individuals with specific disabilities using Idaho data already available to them. Included with the minutes is a copy of their presentation.  

ACTION: Approve 5-year Plan Revisions

Marieke Edwards, Research Analyst, presented updated language for the 5-Year Plan revisions.

  •  Jenna Garrett motioned to accept the 5-year Plan Revisions as presented.
  •  Ian Bott seconded.
  •  Motion passed. 

ACTION:  Approve 2023 Annual Work Plan

Marieke Edwards, Research Analyst, presented the 2023 Annual Work Plan.

  •  Jennifer Johnson moved to approve the 2023 Annual Work Plan as presented.
  •  Karren Streagle seconded.
  •  Motion passed. 

ACTION: Approve 2023 Annual Budget

Marieke Edwards, Research Analyst, presented the 2023 Annual Budget for Council Member consideration.

  • Edgar Zuniga moved to approve the 2023 Annual Budget as presented.
  • Emily Petersen seconded.
  • Motion passed.

ACTION: Approve Draft 2024 Annual Work Plan

Marieke Edwards, Research Analyst, presented the Draft 2024 Annual Work Plan.  Council Members will be presented with final details on 2024 objectives and activities at the 2023 Summer Council meeting.

  •  Jennifer Johnson moved to approve the draft 2024 Annual Work Plan as presented.
  •  Mike MacGuffie seconded.
  •  Motion passed. 

ACTION: Approve Council Meeting Dates for 2023

Christine Pisani, Executive Director, presented proposed meeting dates for Council Member approval:

                        Fall:                October 27-28, 2022

                        Winter:          January 26-27, 2023

                        Spring:           April 27-28, 2023

                        Summer:       July 20-21, 2023

                        Fall:                October 26-27, 2023

  • Michael Sandvig moved to approve the 2023 Council meeting dates as presented.
  • Edgar Zuniga seconded.
  • Motion passed.  Ian Bott abstained.

Presentation: Quarterly Progress Report

Marieke Edwards, Research Analyst, facilitated updates from all staff about their work this past quarter.

Presentation: 2022 Partners in Policymaking Report

Miguel Juarez, Program Specialist, presented a final report on the 2022 Partners in Policymaking program.

Update – Christine Pisani reviewed the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting.  The Council will meet at the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial at 9:00 am tomorrow.

Friday, April 29, 2022, 8:30 am-3:00 pm Mountain Time

Amphitheater at the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, 777 S 8th St., Boise, ID

Council Members Present

  • Ian Bott
  • Janice Carson
  • Michael Case
  • Amy Cunningham
  • Jenna Garrett
  • Jennifer Johnson
  • Maria Juarez
  • Rochelle Larsen
  • Mike MacGuffie
  • Natali Pellens
  • Emily Petersen
  • Danielle Reff – DR
  • Michael Sandvig
  • Carly Saxe
  • Karren Streagle
  • Nicholas Wyatt
  • Edgar Zuniga

Members Absent

  • Sylvia Arnold
  • Deedra Hunt
  • Marilu Moreno
  • Adrienne Seamans
  • Stephanie Walters

Staff Present

  • Marieke Edwards
  • Trisha Hammond
  • Christine Pisani
  • Miguel Juarez
  • Richelle Tierney
  • Jill Smith

Presenters:

  • Susan Curtis, Docent, Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial
  • Bob Park, Docent, Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial

Guests:

  • Lillian Shelton
  • Senator Grant Burgoyne
  • Senator Burgoyne’s wife, Christy and daughter, Katherine Loveless
  • Senator Lee Heider
  • Senator Heider’s wife, Jan
  • Senator Fred Martin
  • Nina Spiro, interpreter
  • Alma Lopez, interpreter

Statewide Community Conversations

Richelle Tierney, Policy Analyst, provided an overview of the scheduled statewide Community Conversations and encouraged Council member participation for these events. Richelle will be sending information to all Council members about upcoming training and how to get involved.

ACTION: Adjourn Meeting

DR Neff, Council Chair, entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting.

  • Emily Petersen moved to adjourn.
  • Jennifer Johnson seconded.
  • Motion to adjourn passed at 2:05 pm. 
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