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Executive Committee Minutes, April 2019

NC Council on Developmental Disabilities
Executive Committee Minutes
Date: April 15, 2019 
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Members Present: Amanda Bergen, Kerri Eaker, Myron Gavin, Aldea LaParr, Alex McArthur, Cheryl Powell, Nessie Siler
Staff Present: JoAnn Toomey, Yadira Vasquez

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 March 18, 2019 Executive Committee meetings were reviewed.

MOTION: Aldea LaParr made a motion to approve the March 18, 2019 minutes. Amanda Bergen seconded the motion. The motion was approved by unanimous vote. 

 III. Financial Report and Expenses/Match Update
Yadira Vasquez reviewed the financial reports for the NCCDD. Currently, there is an estimated amount of $242,500 available for new initiatives effective
October 1, 2019 from FFY 2020. All other funds for FFYs 2017-2020 have been identified to be spent, pending Council approval.

Yadira also reviewed the proposed 2019-2020 Administrative and Program Budgets that will be presented to the Council for approval at the May meeting. Alex McArthur thanked Yadira for the concise presentation of the budgets and asked if the members had any questions and there were none. 

IV. Council Meeting/Member Survey or Agenda Review
The members reviewed and discussed the draft agenda for the May Council meeting in Carolina Beach. Alex expressed her regret that she will not be able to attend the May meeting and appreciated Cheryl and Myron taking over. JoAnn Toomey reviewed the panel presenter list and thanked the Systems Change Managers for the work they’ve done to make this a success for the May meeting. 

V. Conference Funding Requests
None at this time.

VI. Personal Services Contract Review/Approval
JoAnn advised the members that she will be completing Personal Services Contracts for the Council’s two policy coordinators for $30,000 each for
the total of $60,000 that was approved at the February Council meeting for the period of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. 

VII. Ad Hoc Committees/Updates
None at this time.

VIII. Other
JoAnn updated the members regarding an Idea Portal Proposals that was received in March. The Systems Change Managers had completed a thorough review process and after JoAnn reviewed their recommendations, agreed with the consensus that a rejection letter be sent with an invitation to keep checking our website for new RFA opportunities and to refer them to Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 92: Employment First for North Carolinians with Disabilities. The members also agreed with this recommendation. 

Alex updated the members on the progress of the Leadership Development Training initiative. She shared that she had been in contact with Corye Dunn and Virginia Knowlton Marcus and that meaningful steps have been taken to lay the groundwork for this important opportunity. They are excited about convening the advisory body and they are also seeking to add a member who is connected within the Latinx community in NC. JoAnn let the members know that CCL did invoice Disability Rights NC (DRNC) for work completed and DRNC submitted a March Request for Reimbursement to us for just over $19,000. 

Bryan Dooley and Ryan Rotundo have requested to attend the NACDD conference in New Orleans July 9-11, 2019 and Alex asked for a motion to approve.

MOTION: Cheryl Powell made a motion to approve Bryan Dooley and Ryan Rotundo to attend the NACDD conference in New Orleans, LA, July 9-11, 2019. Nessie Siler seconded the motion. The motion was approved by unanimous vote.

IX. Adjourn
Alex McArthur asked for a motion to adjourn.

MOTION: Kerri Eaker made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Aldea LaParr seconded the motion. The motion was approved and the meeting adjourned.


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