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Executive Committee Minutes, Oct 2014

Executive Committee
DRAFT Minutes
October 20, 2014
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Present: Carrie Ambrose, Crystal Bowe, Adonis Brown, Sam Miller, I. Azell Reeves, Ron Reeve
Absent: Anna Cunningham
Other present: Chris Egan, Yadira Vasquez
 
I.  Approval of Minutes:
The draft minutes of the September 15, 2014 Executive Committee meeting were discussed.

MOTION: Carrie Ambrose made a motion to approve the September minutes.  Sam Miller seconded the motion.  The motion was approved.

II.  Financial Update:
Yadira Vasquez reviewed the financial reports for the NCCDD.  Ron Reeve asked the members if there were any questions and there were none.
 
III. Conference Funding Requests – None presented.

IV. Hefner Nomination:
The Hefner Award Nominations received were discussed and voted upon.

MOTION: Adonis Brown made a motion to approve Kurt Timothy Reid to be the 2014 Hefner Award recipient at the November Council meeting.  Crystal Bowe seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.

Sam Miller expressed a desire to include in the November meeting written notes on the distinction between the Hefner and Helen C. Riddle Distinguished Service Awards.

I. Azell Reeves expressed that Council members does not have enough historical information regarding both of these awards.  The following subjects were addressed by I. Azell Reeves:

  • How many awards have been given out?
  • Who has received certain awards?
  • What criteria is in place on receiving these awards?
  • Can we see more individuals that meet the criteria?
  • Can we develop a taskforce group to go through the award applications before is presented to the Executive Committee meeting?

V.  Helen C. Riddle Distinguished Service Award
The Helen C. Riddle Distinguished Service Award were discussed and voted upon.

MOTION: Ron Reeve asked to all agree to vote on the selection of three candidates by majority voting to facilitate the final decision.  Adonis Brown made a motion. Sam Miller seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.

By majority of votes the three candidates selected were Patricia B. Porter, Maureen Morrell and Joan S. Johnson.

MOTION:  Adonis Brown made a motion to approve Joan S. Johnson and Maureen Morrell to be the nominees on the 2014 Helen C. Riddle Distinguished Service Award recipients at the November Council meeting.  Crystal Bowe seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.

Per further discussion on both awards, Chris Egan will forward information to Executive Committee Council members on the award history along with the criteria in place for these awards.

VI.  November Council Meeting Agenda Discussion
The November Council Meeting Agenda were discussed and changes were made.  Please refer to the attached NCCDD – Draft November Council Meeting Agenda.

The Executive Committee Council members suggested that our Council member Dave Richard be the keynote speaker and Duncan Munn the nominees’ introducer and presenter of awards during the Hefner and Helen C. Riddle Awards dinner.

I. Azell Reeves suggested that Dave Richard presentation could focus on what is happening on the stakeholder groups and indicate what type of representation we have at those groups.

VII.  Other:
Chis Egan provided an update on September Executive Committee Meeting recommendation to draft RFA to be presented to the Council at the November meeting for the Jean-Wolff Rossi Fund for Participant Involvement and a portion of the Council on Development Fund instead of expanding the ADA Fiscal Intermediary Initiative to include the Jean-Wolff Rossi Fund.  Chris indicated the current ADA Fiscal Intermediary initiative contract has been amended to include a portion of the Council Development Funds for Council member advance travel.  The Jean-Wolff Rossi Fund will be managed more effectively as a separate initiative.  Chris Egan recommended to separate the Jean Wolff-Rossi Fund from the Council Development Fund.

Motion: Carrie Ambrose made a motion to approved Chris recommendation to separate the Jean Wolff-Rossi Fund from the Council Development Fund and prepare a RFA for the Jean Wolff-Rossi Fund, which will be presented to the Council meeting. Adonis Brown seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.

Sam Miller requested the material on the O’Neill Communications NCCDD Strategic Plan to be sent to Council members prior the November Council meeting.

I. Azell Reeves requested for Chris Egan to send handouts on the information discussed at the committee groups at the state level for Council members to be better informed.  Ron Reeves suggested that Beth Stalvey might get a list of the types of groups out there, who is representing those groups and provide more information back to the Council as well.

VIII.  ADJOURN:
Motion: Adonis Brown made a motion to adjourn.  I. Azell Reeves seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.

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