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Executive Committee Minutes, April 16, 2018

Executive Committee
Monday, April 16, 2018
10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Members Present: Amanda Bergen, Kerri Eaker, Aldea LaParr, Alex McArthur, Wing Ng, Cheryl Powell, Nessie Siler
Staff Present: Chris Egan, JoAnn Toomey, Yadira Vasquez

I. Call to Order

Alex McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed the members.

II. Approval of Minutes

The draft minutes of the March 19, 2018 Executive Committee meeting were reviewed.

MOTION: Amanda Bergen made a motion to approve the March 19, 2018 minutes. Wing Ng seconded the motion. The motion was approved.

III. Financial Report and Expenses/Match Update

Yadira Vasquez reviewed the financial reports for the NCCDD. There is currently $125,000 available for new initiatives.

IV. Council Meeting/Member Survey or Agenda Review

Chris Egan reviewed the May Council meeting draft agenda with the members. Alex McArthur asked how the Access to Assets Digital Lookbook is coming and Chris described the efforts to advertise the opportunities for the artists to capture the number of images and reports back indicate this has been successful. The business items were reviewed and the evening portion will focus on a combined annual report and training opportunity by NDI for the members.

V. Conference Funding Requests

The following conference funding requests were reviewed and approved: MOTION: Kerri Eaker made a motion that the 2018 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute being held May 8-10, 2018 at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education Conference Center in Chapel Hill be approved to fund up to 2 speakers, for their fee and travel expenses, for up to $1200. Aldea LaParr seconded the motion. The motion was approved.

MOTION: Wing Ng made a motion that the Summer Institute on Theology and Disability 2018 being held June 11-14, 2018 at the Edenton St. United Methodist Church in Raleigh be approved to fund up to 2 speakers, for their fee and travel expenses, for up to $3000. Aldea LaParr seconded the motion. The motion was approved.

VI. Personal Services Contract Review/Approval

There are no personal services contracts to approve at this time. Chris Egan did update the members that we may be keeping intern, Douglas Stoll, through August 2018 as a part-time employee with Temporary Solutions.

VII. Ad Hoc Committees/Updates

Chris Egan updated the members that the Five-Year Plan Ad Hoc Committee met April 12th and the minutes will be available in the May Council meeting mailout. Kerri Eaker suggested that a notice be sent out that feedback on the Five-Year Plan can also be given during the public comment section of the May and August Council meetings.

The Communications and Member Development Ad Hoc Committee met March 29th and April 4th. Those minutes will also be available in the May Council meeting mailout.

VIII. Other

Chris Egan reviewed with the members a two-page summary of a Rethinking Guardianship: Expanding Rights Sole-Source initiative request.

MOTION: Aldea LaParr made a motion that the Executive Committee has determined that the Jordan Institute for Families at the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill met one or more factors of NCCDD’s Sole Source Funding Policy in order to be brought forward to the Council for approval to fund. The Rethinking Guardianship: Expanding Rights initiative will be funded up to $115,000 for 18 months (July 1, 2018-December 31, 2019) with the match requirement being met by MFP and TCLI funding. The $115,000 total is projected to include: $75,000 from the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Fund; $30,000 from NCCDD; and, $10,000 from the Transitions to Community Living Initiative (TCLI). Wing Ng seconded the motion. The motion was approved.

Chris Egan reviewed the August Council Meeting draft agenda. Kerri Eaker and Joshua Gettinger met with staff last week to review the agenda and provide suggestions. The Executive Committee agreed that it will be important to include and highlight self-advocates and agencies from the western region of NC.

Chris Egan updated the members that the Alliance of Disability Advocates has agreed to a no-cost extension through September 15th for the NC ADA Network and Fiscal Intermediary initiative.

There were no applications received for the NC ADA Network RFA. Staff provided the Executive Committee with a summary of the intent of a NC ADA Network Coordination, Technical Assistance and Fiscal Intermediary initiative which will combine the Coordinator and Fiscal Agent requirements that were previously two separate initiatives. The Executive Committee agreed that the draft be presented to the Council at the May meeting for approval to release.

IX. Adjourn

Alex McArthur requested a motion to adjourn.

MOTION: Cheryl Powell made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Nessie Siler seconded and the meeting was adjourned.

Upcoming 2018 EC Meetings–10:00 AM-12:00 PM: May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17


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