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SILC Committees

Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) Committees

Executive Committee (SILC Bylaws, Article VIII, Committees)

Members: Mary Olson and Monique Casbeer

Duties: The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Secretary and shall have the authority of the SILC in the management of the business of the SILC between meetings of the SILC, subject to the policies established by the SILC (SILC Bylaws, Article IV, Officers and Duties, Section 3). The Executive Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the SILC.

In addition, the Committee:

  • Is responsible for monitoring SILC functioning and structure.
  • Is responsible for setting the agenda of SILC meetings.
  • Initiates recommendations of dismissal of SILC members to be forwarded to the Governor.
  • Makes appointments to fill the unexpired terms of any elected officer when vacancies occur.

Education Committee

Members: Robin Idol, Michelle Williamson, Jim Brown, Dick Trerise

Duties: Members examine and develop methods and materials to inform consumers and the general public about independent living.

Nominations/Membership Committee (SILC Bylaws, Article VIII, Committees)

Members: All SILC Members

Duties: The Nominations Committee presents nominations for each position prior to the election of officers.

  • All members of the SILC are considered members of the Nominations committee and are responsible for recruiting, nominating and orientating new members for the SILC.

Supported and Integrated Employment (formerly Sheltered Employment)

Members: Tom Osborn, Lori Gaustad, Astghik Iknatian, and Rosemary Hughes

Duties: Members are charged with studying and promoting ways to move people with disabilities from no employment or sub-minimum wage employment to fully integrated employment.

SPIL Evaluation Committee (SILC Bylaws, Article VIII, Committees)

Members: Monique Casbeer, Tom Osborn, Mike Mayer, Mary Olson

Duties: The SPIL Evaluation Committee reviews, monitors and evaluates provisions for the State Plan. The Committee will:

  • Guide the process of writing a new plan every three years.
  • Report to the SILC on outcomes related to SPIL objectives.
  • Make recommendations for amendments to the SPIL.
  • Review and approve the format of the CIL review process and make recommendations as necessary.
  • The Committee shall include at least one director from the network of CILs.

Consumer Satisfaction and Needs Assessment

Members: Monique Casbeer, Mary Olson, Rosemary Hughes, Tami Hoar.

Duties: Develop an effective Consumer Satisfaction Survey and Needs Assessment.