NC Council on Developmental Disabilities
Executive Committee Minutes
Date: June 15, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Members Present: Allison Dodson, Kerri Eaker, Myron Gavin, Cheryl Powell, Ryan Rotundo, Nessie Siler, Dan Smith
Staff Present: David Ingram, Melissa Swartz, JoAnn Toomey, Yadira Vasquez, Talley Wells, Travis Williams, Letha Young
Council Members Present: Sandra Terrell, Rhonda Cox
I. Call to Order
Chair Kerri Eaker called to order the meeting of the Executive Committee (EC) and welcomed the members calling in.
II. Approval of Minutes
The draft minutes of the May 18, 2020 Executive Committee meetings were reviewed.
MOTION: Allison Dodson made a motion to approve the May 18, 2020 minutes. Nessie Siler seconded the motion. The motion was approved by unanimous vote.
III. Executive Director Update
Talley Wells gave an update to the members on the Conversations with the Council that were held over the past few weeks. They went very well and he’s looking forward to the Latinx session being held next Monday.
He discussed the draft statement he sent earlier to the EC. The members discussed this further and a motion was made.
MOTION: Dan Smith made a motion to release the NCCDD statement on racial injustice. Allison Dodson seconded the motion. The motion was approved by unanimous vote.
Talley also discussed with the members the Registry of Unmet Needs planning initiative that was approved at the May EC meeting. The individual has begun part-time employment as a consultant with a firm in the triangle area. The members agreed that this proposal for a sole-source contract for one year in the amount of $30,000 would be presented to the Community Living Committee at the August Council meeting for their review and potential recommendation to the full Council for approval.
IV. Council Meeting/Member Survey Review
The members reviewed a draft of the agenda for the August Council meeting. They discussed the possibility of holding the meeting on a virtual format again and decided to ask staff to send a survey to the members of their preference.
V. Conference Funding Requests
A formal request has not been made at this time, but Talley informed the members that Vocational Rehabilitation staff and staff from OSHR are planning to have a virtual ADA 30th Anniversary event on July 23rd. NCCDD has been planning to collaborate with them on this effort and they have asked if we could provide financial assistance toward the speaker costs and other meeting arrangements. The EC agreed that they would have a special meeting by e-mail vote if a formal request is made before the next EC meeting July 20th.
VI. Ad Hoc Committees/Updates
David Ingram updated the members that the Five-Year State Plan Ad Hoc Committee will meet again this Friday. The surveys have been sent out and are available until the end of July. The Latinx session of Conversations with the Council will be held next Monday the 22nd.
VII. Personal Services Contract Review/Approval
None at this time.
Talley asked JoAnn Toomey to review the process of recommending applications to Boards and Commissions. The current vacancy is for a person with I/DD or a family member/guardian/relative. JoAnn had sent the members applications on file for both individuals and family members that would serve to assist with our demographic requirements. After review and discussion of several applicants, a motion was made.
MOTION: Nessie Siler made a motion to forward one self-advocate and one family member application to Boards and Commissions for their review and potential appointment of one individual for the one upcoming vacancy on the Council. Ryan Rotundo seconded the motion. The motion was approved by unanimous vote.
The members then discussed the NCCDD COVID-19 Relief Fund and the report sent of the organizations who received these funds. Staff were thanked for their efforts disbursing the funds.
Kerri Eaker then asked for the meeting to adjourn and Nessie Siler made the motion and Ryan Rotundo seconded. The meeting was adjourned.