Advocacy Development Committee
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn, Cary, NC
Members Present: Karen Armstrong, Wendy Boyd, Eric Chavis, Mary Edwards, Jason Faircloth, Katie Holler, Cheryl Powell, Clare Shocket,
Members Absent: Rep. Verla Insko, Nessie Siler
Staff in Attendance: Melissa Swartz, Chris Egan, Yadira Vasquez, JoAnn Toomey
Guests: Bryce Coleman, Betsy MacMichael, Danielle Matula, David Taylor, Jr., Judy Taylor, Scott Pokorny
Welcome and Introductions:
Acting Committee Chairperson Katie Holler called the meeting to order, and welcomed all members.
Initiative Update and Motions for Continuation Funding for First in Families of North Carolina (FIFNC) Sibling Support Initiative:
Ms. Holler opened discussion on the Sibling Support Initiative by inviting Betsy MacMichael, CEO FIFNC and Bryce Coleman, project coordinator, to respond to the collected questions from the presentation. Members asked clarifying and additional questions, then Ms. MacMichael and Mr. Coleman were excused. Members discussed the initiative further and Ms. Holler called for a motion.
Mary Edwards made a motion for continuation funding to First in Families of NC for the NCCDD Sibling Support initiative. Funding is approved for up to $50,000 with a required minimum of 25% non-federal matching funds ($16,667), for Year 3 (of 3) from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. Wendy Boyd seconded the motion. Motion was approved.
Inclusive Leadership Initiative:
Ms. Holler opened discussion on the Inclusive Leadership Initiative by inviting Chris Egan to respond to the collected questions from the presentation. Members asked clarifying and additional questions. Members discussed the initiative further and Ms. Holler called for a motion.
Clare Shocket made a motion to approve funding of the In-House Inclusive Leadership Development initiative in an amount up to $85,000 for the period of October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017 for Year 1 of this planning grant. Match to be determined for future external aspects of this effort. Eric Chavis seconded the motion. Motion was approved.
Approval of Minutes:
Karen Armstrong made a motion to approve the May, 2016 Advocacy Development Committee minutes. Eric Chavis seconded the motion. The motion was approved.
Motion to adjourn was made by Clare Shocket. The motion was seconded by Mary Edwards. The motion was approved.