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Executive Committee Minutes, June 2015

Executive Committee
FINAL Minutes
Monday, June 15, 2015
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Members Present: Caroline Ambrose, Adonis Brown, Katie Holler, Sam Miller, I. Azell Reeves, Ron Reeve
Members Absent: Anna Cunningham
Staff present: JoAnn Toomey, Yadira Vasquez
Others present: Crystal Foreman

I. Approval of Minutes:
The draft minutes of the April 20, 2015 Executive Committee meeting were discussed.

MOTION: Adonis Brown made a motion to approve the April minutes. Caroline Ambrose seconded the motion. The motion was approved.

II. Financial Update:
Yadira Vasquez reviewed the financial reports for the NCCDD. There was discussion on the FFY balances and initiative expenditures. Ms. Vasquez also provided FFYs 2016-2018 budget summaries and detail reports as requested at the April Executive meeting and the May Council meeting. The members agreed that it was a lot of information but they would rather all members receive more information than less. They also asked that a narrative summary update of the finances be added. Ron Reeve asked the members if there were any further questions and there were none.

III. Conference Funding Requests:
None received.

IV. NCCDD Listening Sessions Schedule, Update & Kickoff Results:
Members reviewed the dates and places of the upcoming Listening Sessions. Sam Miller questioned why we were not meeting in the middle of the state – mainly Guilford and Mecklenburg counties. He also mentioned that he questioned in the State Plan Ad Hoc committee held earlier today, why the questions being asked at the listening sessions don’t match the questions in the survey. He wondered how results would be compiled.

Staff will discuss other locations and the question concerns after next week’s listening sessions in Raleigh and Henderson. Katie Holler said she would not be able to attend the Pitt or Craven county sessions but would see if she could attend another one. Ron Reeve discussed the kick-off results from the May Council meeting.

V. Ad Hoc Committee Updates:
Azell Reeves and Crystal Foreman gave an update on the Governance Ad Hoc Committee. Adonis Brown reviewed the Five Year Plan Ad Hoc committee progress. Carrie Ambrose updated the members on the Membership & Development Ad Hoc meetings and Crystal Foreman updated the members on the Communications Ad Hoc. The committees are all making progress toward the outcomes they have been charged with.

VI. Membership Update:
Staff updated the members that Boards & Commissions have been contacted to check on the status of member reappointments that are coming up the end of the month and reminded them that Ron had previously sent a letter of support for the reappointments in April.

VII. ADA Celebration Update:
Staff informed members that the date for the Raleigh celebration has been changed to Friday,July 24th, and that details will be sent soon.

VIII. PPR Update:
No update at this time; item was added to agenda in error.

IX. Other:
Katie Holler asked about the email sent from Chris Egan on Friday about the Five Year Plan. She wanted to check if it was something she should send as a Council member and was reassured that she could send it as a Council member to partners in her community, families and friends.

The next meeting will be July 20th at 10:30 a.m. and one of the agenda items will be to review the draft agenda for the August Council meeting.

Ron Reeve asked for a motion to adjourn.

MOTION: Adonis Brown made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Caroline Ambrose seconded the motion. The motion was approved.


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