CTCDD: PI&E Meeting 2-18-10

PI&E Meeting 2-18-10






PRESENT:   Joyce Baker, Steve Belske, Jennifer Lortie, Maryann Lombardi, Dwayne Paul and Nancy Taylor

ABSENT:   Kathryn duPree, Leo Germain and Zuleika Martinez.

STAFF:  Mary-Ann Langton

GUESTS:  Two Personal Assistants


Mr. Paul called the Advocacy, Public Information and Education (APIE) Committee Meeting to order on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 3:42 p.m.  


Mr. Paul read the minutes from the last meeting and asked for a motion for approval of the January 5, 2010 minutes.  Ms. Lombardi motioned to approve and Mr. Belske seconded.  Ms. Taylor abstained. 


Mr. Paul reported that Mr. Germain resigned from being the chair of the APIE Committee for personal reasons.  Ms. Langton will ask Mr. Germain for a written resignation.  In the meantime, Mr. Paul is the acting chair until the committee votes on a new chair and vice-chair for the APIE Committee.


Mr. Paul discussed forming a three member Ad Hoc task force to focus on the initiative regarding public relations firms.  Then, the task force will report their findings to the committee.  Ms. Lombardi, Mr. Paul and Ms. Taylor agreed to be on task force. 


Mr. Paul reported it is not necessary to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for any amount under $50,000.  However, there was a discussion about whether or not the Council needs to issue an RFP for Public Relations Firms.  Ms. Taylor motioned to issue an RFP for the Public Relations Firms initiative.   Ms. Lombardi seconded. Mr. Paul opposed.  The motion passed.


Ms. Taylor asked Ms. Langton to send the task force the template for the RFP so the members can review and make changes. The task force will seek input from the Proposal Review Task Force.


The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 15, 2010. [UPDATE:  This meeting was postponed]


The meeting was unanimously adjourned at 4:32 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Mary-Ann Langton

Disability Policy Specialist

CT Council on Developmental Disabilities

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