CTCDD: CTCDD Meeting 1-13-15

CTCDD Meeting 1-13-15


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CTCDD Meeting 1-13-15

 

Minutes

CT Council on Developmental Disabilities

ANNUAL MEETING

January 13, 2015

Temple Beth El, West Hartford

10:00 AM to 2:35 PM

 

The 192nd meeting of the CT Council on Developmental Disabilities was held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM at Temple Beth El in West Hartford.

 

Presiding:  Shelagh McClure, Chair; Tony Orriola, Vice Chair

Recorder of Minutes:  Donna Devin

Present:  Chris Blake, Thomas Boudreau, April Burke, Michelle Chase, Michelle Duprey, Jacqueline Jamison, Michelle Johnson, Mark Keenan, Joyce Lewis, Zuleika Martinez, Sabra Mayo, Shelagh McClure, Margaret McDermott, Melissa Morton, Antonio Orriola, Jim Rosen, Brenda Stenglein, Chris Sullivan, Kathy Wolkner.

Excused:  John Curtin, Ada Suarez

Staff:  Molly Cole, Cathy Adamczyk, Donna Devin

Meeting Assistant:  Ellen Mathis

 

  1. Call to Order:  Shelagh McClure called the meeting to order at 10:03 AM. 

 

  1. Approval of Agenda:  Zuleika Martinez moved to approve the agenda and Meg McDermott seconded the motion.  The agenda was approved.

 

  1. Approval of Minutes of 11/18/14:  Kathy Wolkner moved to approve the minutes of 11/18/14.    Sabra Mayo seconded the motion. Abstained:   Mark Keenan, Robin Wood          The minutes were approved unanimously.

 

1.        Mission Moment:  Kathy Wolkner gave the mission moment and spoke about people in her life who inspired her efforts on behalf of people with disabilities. She is excited to be part of a group that makes a difference and that can advocate for those with disabilities to be included in our community.

 

 

2.         Opportunity for Public Comment:      There were no public comments.

 

3.         20/20 Campaign Update and Steps:    Shelagh McClure updated the Council on the 2020 Campaign.  This included:

  • A Press conference
  • Press Coverage
  • Testimony planned at Family Day on January 15, 2015. 

Molly presented budget revisions to support the initiative.  These revisions are necessary to support Allan Bergman as a consultant to the initiative.  Support from the Office of Protection and Advocacy will help support this initiative.  There may be additional support from the UCEDD on July 1, 2015.  The contract will cover 25 days in-state consulting; travel back and forth from Chicago; research to put together a number of documents than can be used in our messaging; and numerous phone consultations.

 

  1. Approval of Acceptance of Budget:  Michelle Chase moved to approve. Zuleika Martinez seconded the motion. 

Votes for the Adjustments:  Chris Blake, April Burke, Michelle Chase, Michelle Duprey, Jacqueline Jamison, Michelle Johnson, Mark Keenan, Joyce Lewis, Zuleika Martinez, Sabra Mayo, Shelagh McClure, Margaret McDermott, Antonio Orriola, Jim Rosen, Brenda Stenglein, Chris Sullivan, Kathy Wolkner.

  1. Opposed:  Mark Keenan.
  2. Abstained:  Thomas Boudreau, Melissa Morton, Robin Wood

            The budget adjustments were approved.

 

 

4.         Scheduling of Committee Meetings at Council Meetings:    Shelagh noted that some people have only signed up for membership and membership is only meeting twice a year. She asked the membership people if they would consider joining other committees, especially APIE.

 

 

5.         Discussion of Creation of a Five Year Plan Committee:    The Council discussed last year whether they wanted to create an ad hoc committee for purposes of creating the five year plan. The Committee can be created as an ad hoc committee. If the Council decides to create it on a permanent basis, the bylaws will be amended.

 

The Five Year Planning Committee will meet monthly and establish the scope of their work, a timeline, and a work plan between now and submission of the Five Year Plan in 2016.

 

6.          Committee Meetings:  The APIE, Legislative and Proposal Review Committees met to develop their work plans for the coming months.

7.         Director’s Report:    Molly Cole reviewed some Council activities for the period from October 1st through December 31st.

 

 

8.         Preparation for Legislative Session:    An important part of the 20/20 campaign will be establishing a presence in the Legislature.

 

The Council may want to consider establishing a day at the Capitol.

 

The Council will decide on a day for the event. A date in February was mentioned, that could be postponed until March in the instance of bad weather.

 

A mini “Meet Your Legislature” 2 hour refresher training class was discussed.

 

 

 

9.         Public Aspects of Five Year Plan:    A requirement of the Five Year Plan is that a certain amount of public outreach is needed. Council members were queried as to if anyone got on the agenda of any committees, boards, councils or other groups.  The public input needs to be completed by March 31st.  Our March meeting will also be a public meeting.

 

 

  1. Adjourn.  Zuleika Martinez moved to adjourn the meeting and April Burke seconded the motion.  The meeting adjourned at 2:35 P.M.

 

 



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