CTCDD: Membership Meeting 2-25-16

Membership Meeting 2-25-16

DRAFT Minutes

CT Council on Developmental Disabilities

Membership Committee

February 24, 2016

Office of Protection and Advocacy

60-B Weston Street, Hartford


Present:  Jackie Jamison, Michelle Johnson, Ada Suarez

Staff:  Peggy Johnson

Council Staff:  Molly Cole


1.The committee convened at 9:40 AM. 


2. Jackie Jamison reviewed the questions with the committee and made the following revisions to the interview questions:


  • Question 11 was eliminated.  The committee decided to use Google search for any candidates that are unknown to the Council members, but felt that this question was no longer needed.
  • Question 1 was revised to include “What do you know about the Council’s work”.
  • Question 5 was revised by adding “Do you have any connection or membership with other groups, not necessarily disability groups?”


3. The Committee interviewed Ellen Gregory.  Ms. Gregory is a self-advocate, retired from The Hartford, who is interested in supporting the work of the Council and learning more about disability issues. 


4. VOTE:  Following the interview Jackie Jamison moved to approve Ellen Gregory’s application and to forward that application to the Governor for appointment.  Michelle Johnson seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.


5. The Committee reviewed pending vacancies for the Council.  There is one current vacancy for a self-advocate and there will be two more vacancies in September when Michelle Johnson and John Curtin finish their second terms on the Council.  There are also a number of folks who are completing their first terms and need to be re-appointed.  Molly will send the application to the committee members.  We are encouraging applications from underserved populations in order to increase the diversity of the Council. 


6. Adjourn:  The meeting adjourned at 10:40. 



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