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Executive Committee Minutes, October 2018

Executive Committee
Monday, October 15, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Members Present: Amanda Bergen, Kerri Eaker, Alex McArthur, Wing Ng, Cheryl Powell, Nessie Siler
Members Absent: Aldea LaParr
Staff Present: Chris Egan, Melissa Swartz, JoAnn Toomey
Guests Present: Leah Davis, Charles Lea Center

I. Call to Order

Chair Alex McArthur opened the meeting of the Executive Committee (EC) and welcomed the members calling in.

II. Approval of Minutes

The draft minutes of the September 17, 2018 Executive Committee meeting were reviewed.

MOTION: Kerri Eaker made a motion to approve the September 17, 2018 minutes. Amanda Bergen seconded the motion. The motion was approved by unanimous vote.

III. Financial Report and Expenses/Match Update

JoAnn Toomey reviewed the financial reports for the NCCDD. Currently, all anticipated funds for FFYs 2017-2020 have been identified to be spent, pending Council approval. Alex McArthur asked if this was typical for there to be no available funds so far out and JoAnn replied that it does happen when continuation funding of larger initiatives is needed, and anticipated approval of future initiatives has been discussed. Alex asked if the members had any other questions and there were none.

IV. Council Meeting/Member Survey or Agenda Review

Alex McArthur reviewed the draft agenda for the November Council meeting beginning with the new member orientation scheduled for Wednesday morning, and EC members were invited to join staff for the orientation. Being the 45th Anniversary of the NCCDD, the full meeting will begin at 1:00 PM with a focus on “NCCDD-Where We Are and Where We’re Going”, using a SWOT strategy framework. Introducing Virginia Knowlton Marcus, the new Disability Rights Executive Director will be the presentation during the awards reception
Wednesday evening. Thursday will be presentations and committee meetings with a regular business meeting on Friday except for the new member affirmation by Justice Michael Morgan and an open election for the Vice-Chair position.

The Executive Committee members then had a discussion regarding the NCCDD bylaws requirement that prior to the annual meeting in November, they are to designate chairs for the standing committees for the full Council to approve/disapprove the designations. After several recommendations were considered, for continuity, the members agreed that they will recommend that the current committee chairs continue to serve for 2019. They will reconsider this determination before the May 2019 meeting, if needed

V. Conference Funding Requests

None at this time.

VI. Personal Services Contract Review/Approval

None at this time.

VII. Ad Hoc Committees/Updates

None at this time.

VIII. Other

The Executive Committee reviewed two proposals submitted through the Idea Portal on the NCCDD website.

The NC Empowerment Network (NCEN) submitted a proposal that was detailed and extensive, as did The Collaborative. While both proposals were impressive, the members felt that more detail was needed regarding prioritizing expenses to fit within the budget availability. Once re-submitted and reviewed by the Executive Committee, if approved, the NCEN proposal will be forwarded to the full Council at the November or February meeting and The Collaborative proposal may be approved for funding by the Executive Committee at their next meeting.

IX. Adjourn

Alex McArthur asked for a motion to adjourn.

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

Next EC Meeting: November 19

Upcoming 2018 EC Meetings–10:00 AM-12:00 PM: November 19, December 17


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