Advocacy Development Committee
Thursday, May 9, 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Marriott Courtyard, Carolina Beach, NC
Members Present: Bryan Dooley, Mary Edwards, Katie Holler, Kelly Kimple, Aldea LaParr, Jamilla Little, Cheryl Powell, Nessie Siler, Deborah Zuver
Members Absent: NaKima Clark, Eric Chavis, Jason Faircloth, Rep. Verla Insko
Staff in Attendance: Melissa Swartz, Yadira Vasquez, Letha Young
Guests: Corye Dunn, Karen Hamilton, Dave Owen, Francesca (DSP)
The Advocacy Development Committee started with self-introductions and welcomed members.
Approval of Minutes:
Cheryl Powell made a motion to approve the February 2019 Advocacy Development Committee (ADC) minutes. Aldea LaParr seconded the motion. The motion was approved.
Status Update: Inclusive Leadership Development Training Initiative:
Corye Dunn, Policy Director of Public Policy at DRNC and Leadership Development Training initiative coordinator provided a status update on initiative activities and next steps. A one-page description entitled Project Discovery for the Ability Leadership Project was provided to ADC members.
Training materials accessibility standards were confirmed. Both DRNC and NCCDD staff committed to monitoring this closely, including sharing initiative materials between council meetings with ADC members.
Initiative Update NC ADA Network Coordination, Technical Assistance and Fiscal Intermediary:
Karen Hamilton provided an initiative update on the ADA Network Coord/TA/FI initiative. The initiative is making progress according to and exceeding the contracted scope of work.
Initiative Update NC Empowerment Network:
Cheryl Powell provided an initiative update about the NC Empowerment Network. The initiative is making progress according to its scope of work.
Committee members provided staff permission to pursue the following topics: Justice, Early Childhood Intervention/Education System, and Aging Caregivers. Cross-cutting features of these topics to consider, respectively, include accessible terminology (a.k.a. plain language approaches), cultural competence/cultural diversity – including disability history – and technology.
Topic Detail Included:
Adjournment: Motion to adjourn was made by Mary Edwards. The motion was seconded by Cheryl Powll. The motion was approved.