CTCDD: Membership Meeting 8-27-12

Membership Meeting 8-27-12



AUGUST 27, 2012

Office of Protection and Advocacy, Hartford



Present: Jacqueline Jamison; Michelle Johnson, Vice-Chair; Sabra Mayo, Chair; Ada Suarez (Pending)

Excused: John Curtin and Sara Rafala

Staff:  Mary-Ann Langton, Disability Policy Specialist

Personal Assistants: Linda Currinni and Peggy Johnson

1.  Introductions of the Members

Ms. Mayo began the meeting at 10:05 a.m.   She asked everyone to introduce themselves as the meeting was being tape recorded.

2.  Approval of Minutes

Ms. Mayo apologized for not attending the last meeting but explained that she could not leave SAND school in Hartford because there was a possible bomb threat.  Ms. Jamison made a motion to approve the minutes from May 21, 2012.  Ms. Johnson seconded and Ms. Mayo abstained.  The motion was passed.

3. Old Business

Council membership:  Ms. Langton reported that Ms. Cole has submitted all of the council membersí names to the governorís office. Once the governor receives the names, he has the authority to remove or to appoint members to serve another term.  He also has the authority to appoint people who were not on the councilís list.

4. New Business

Nominations:    Ms. Langton explained that the Membership and Support Committee has the responsibility to develop a slate of officers for the council, and that the election will be held at the annual meeting on September 11, 2012. She reported that Mr. Reed was the only member who expressed his willingness to serve as the chair or co-chair of the Council.

Slate:    Ms. Mayo said that the committee needed to consider council members for the officersí positions.  Ms. Mayo made a motion to nominate Mr. Frank Reed as chair, saying he has the necessary perspectives on and commitment to people with disabilities. Ms. Johnson seconded and noted that he is running the council well.  The motion passed unanimously. 

Ms. Jamison nominated Maryann Lombardi to continue as co-chair because she is knowledgeable about people with disabilities. Ms. Johnson seconded.   This motion was also passed unanimously.

Ms. Langton told the committee that Margaret McDermott applied to be a council member in hopes of filling the position of someone who has lived in a nursing facility. Members reviewed her application and asked Ms. Langton to give her two choices of interview times on  September 4th  or September 6th . Ms. Langton will contact Ms. McDermott and then report back the committee.

Ms. Sabra made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 10:59 a.m.  Ms. Johnson seconded.  The motion was passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted

Mary Ann Langton

Disability Policy Specialist

CT Council on Developmental Disabilities








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