CTCDD: CTCDD Meeting 9-12-17

CTCDD Meeting 9-12-17

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CT Council on Developmental Disabilities


September 12, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Temple Beth El, 2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford, CT



The 209th meeting of the CT Council on Developmental Disabilities was held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. at Temple Beth El in West Hartford, CT.

Presiding:  Shelagh McClure, Chair

Recorder of Minutes:  Donna Devin

Members Present:  Chris Blake, Vice Chair; April Burke, Kevin Daly, Ann Gionet, Gary Gross, James Hexter, Joyce Lewis, Alicia Kucharczyk, Ellyn Little (non-voting member), Shelagh McClure, Chair; Megan O’Neill, Patricia Richardson, James Rosen, Michael Scanlon (non-voting member), Danielle Webber, Kathy Wolkner, Robin Wood,

Members Absent:   Michelle Chase, Margaret McDermott, Sergio Rodriguez, Brenda Stenglein,

Staff:  Cathy Adamczyk, Walter Glomb

Meeting Assistants:  Miozotis Galarza

Shelagh McClure, Council Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting at 10:00 a.m. and introduced the Council's new Director, Walter Glomb. From 10:10 AM to Noon, presentations were given by Council Grantees for their initiatives:

  • P.A.T.H. – Carmina Cirioli, Nanfi Lubogo, Sheri Romblad:
  • CT KASA (Kids as Self Advocates)
  • Life Course
  • The Governor's Prevention Partnership – Kristen Granatek, Monique Price-Taylor:  Improving School Climate
  • People First of CT – Nick Glomb:  Self Advocacy Training
  • CT Sibs – Mary Hayden:  Organization and Support
  • Arc of Connecticut – Win Evarts:  Housing Matters
  • Allan I. Bergman:  Customized Employment Training and Certification
  • Building a Great Life video reprise – Shelagh McClure

    Following lunch, the official business portion of the annual meeting commenced.

1. Call to Order:  Shelagh McClure, Chair called the meeting to order at 1:00 PM. 


2. Approval of Agenda:  April Burke motioned to approve the agenda. James Hexter seconded the motion. The agenda was approved.


3. Approval of Minutes of 7/25/17:  Megan O'Neill motioned to approve the minutes. Kathy Wolkner seconded the motion. The minutes were approved. Chris Blake, Vice Chair, Kevin Daly, Ann Gionet, Alicia Kucharczyk and Joyce Lewis abstained.


4. Nominations and Election of Council Chair and Vice Chair for 2018:  Ballots were passed out and the Council voted on the Chair and Vice Chair for the new Council year. Chris Blake and Shelagh McClure were on the ballot for Chair. Shelagh was elected to continue on as the Council's Chair. Chris Blake ran unopposed and was re-elected as Council Vice Chair.


5. Adoption of Calendar for 2018:   Snow dates were added to the calendar for January 16, 2018 and March 20, 2018. The Public Forum will be held on May 8, 2018. Since Tuesday, September 11, 2018 is Rosh Hashona at Beth El Temple and they aren't available to host a Council meeting on that date, a new location for the meeting will be discussed in the future. Joyce Lewis motioned to approve the Council's 2018 calendar with the changes noted above. Alicia Kucharczyk seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


6. Report from Chair: 

Shelagh McClure, Chair thanked Cathleen Adamczyk for all of her hard work as the Council's Acting Director.


Shelagh McClure also thanked the Council's Director hiring committee for their efforts in filling the Directorship position. Committee members were Chris Blake, Vice Chair, Kevin Daly, James Hexter, Joyce Lewis, Megan O'Neill, and Brenda Stenglein.


Cathy Adamczyk brought to the Council's attention that a letter written by Council member James Hexter was recognized nationally as a significant contribution in the protest of the proposed P3I Federal legislation (Partnerships for Innovation Inclusion and Independence). Writing one letter can make a difference!


7. Report from Director:  Walter Glomb gave the Director's Report. Included in it was that Partners in Policymaking just wrapped up training for this year. 18 people graduated from the program. The application materials for Partners 2018 will be revised and made available in the fall. There has already been a request for them!


8. Discussion of Five Year Plan, Year Two Activities and Need for Plan Amendments:  Walter Glomb, Director, reviewed and discussed the Council's Five Year Plan, its initiatives and planned activities.


9. Review and Adoption of Budget for FY 2018:  Since no budget was available at the meeting, a special Council meeting will be held before the end of September 2017 to vote on the budget for FY 2018.


10. Adjournment of Meeting:  Shelagh McClure asked for a motion for adjournment. Kathy Wolkner motioned for adjournment. Megan O'Neill seconded the motion.  The meeting adjourned at 3:10 PM. The next Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 14th in West Hartford.

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