Monday, October 17, 2016
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Members Present: Amanda Bergen, Adonis Brown, Anna Cunningham, Kerri Eaker, Katie Holler, Ron Reeve
Members Absent: Nessie Siler
Staff Present: Chris Egan, Steve Strom, JoAnn Toomey, Yadira Vasquez
Chairman Ron Reeve welcomed the members to the meeting.
I. Approval of Minutes:
The draft minutes of the September 19, 2016 Executive Committee meeting were reviewed and considered for approval.
II. Financial Report and Expenses/Match Update:
Yadira Vasquez reviewed the financial reports for the NCCDD. There was discussion on the 2015-2017 FFY balances and initiative expenditures. Yadira reminded the members that FFY 2014 ended September 30, 2016 and was removed from the report. Members were also provided FFYs 2018-2019 budget summaries and detail reports as requested. Members noted that there is $54,417 available for new initiatives in FFY 2017 that began October 1, 2016. Ron Reeve asked if the new in-house initiatives for advocacy leadership and for employment were included and Yadira said they were since they were approved by the Council in August. He asked the members if there were any other questions or comments and there were none.
III. Council Meeting Agenda/Member Survey Review:
Chris Egan reviewed the draft agenda for the November Council meeting and members made suggestions that will be incorporated in the agenda for the mailout.
IV. Conference Funding Requests:
No requests were received for this meeting.
V. Personal Services Contract Review/Approval:
Chris Egan updated the members that Pat Keul has been chosen to head up the in-house initiative on Employment and is employed on a part-time, temporary basis through Temporary Solutions. Staff are currently conducting interviews for the co-coordinators of the in-house initiative, Inclusive Advocacy Leadership Development. Chris also discussed the PATH meeting that was held October 14, 2016 in collaboration with DRNC and CIDD.
VI. Ad Hoc Committees/Updates:
The Communications Ad Hoc Committee met on October 13, 2016 and their recommendations for the Hefner and Riddle Awards were reviewed.
MOTION: Amanda Bergen made a motion to approve the Communications Ad Hoc Committee’s recommendation for Debra Burgess to receive the Jack B. Hefner Memorial Award at the November Council meeting. Katie Holler seconded the motion. The motion was approved.
MOTION: Kerri Eaker made a motion to approve the Communications Ad Hoc Committee’s recommendation for Pat Porter to receive the Helen C. “Holly” Riddle Distinguished Service Award at the November Council meeting. Anna Cunningham seconded the motion. The motion was approved.
Anna Cunningham mentioned that the Communications Ad Hoc Committee had also discussed the possibility of other awards for the Council to give out, such as a peer support award. Ron suggested that she discuss this further with the Ad Hoc Committee members.
The Beyond the Medical Health Home - From Planning to Action draft request was reviewed. The members suggested that the initiative summary document be modified to clearly identify the outcomes that would be achieved over the period of the contract.
MOTION: Katie Holler made a motion that the Beyond the Medical Health Home - From Planning to Action draft request for funding should go forward to the Community Living Committee at the November meeting to review if the request meets sole-source criteria and that the contractor should be The Arc of NC. Kerri Eaker seconded the motion. Adonis Brown recused himself because he serves on the Board of Directors for The Arc of NC. The motion was approved.
Other agenda items included Chris Egan updating the members about the NCBLN meeting last week. He also discussed releasing the draft agenda for Council meetings on the website, before the mail out, so members and the public can see the major topic areas that will be covered.
Ron Reeve asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting.
MOTION: Katie Holler made a motion to adjourn the Executive Committee meeting. Kerri Eaker seconded the motion. The motion was approved.
The members congratulated Chris on receiving the Deborah Greenblatt award at the Arc of NC’s conference last week and thanked him for his advocacy on behalf of NC citizens with I/DD.
Chris updated the members on the progress and ideas for the November Council meeting agenda. The Communications Ad Hoc Committee will review the nominations for the Hefner and Riddle awards and will make their recommendations to the Executive Committee at the October meeting.
Ron asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting.
MOTION: Kerri Eaker made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Amanda Bergen seconded the motion. The motion was approved.