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Executive Committee Minutes, August 2019

NC Council on Developmental Disabilities
Executive Committee Minutes
Date: August 19, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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

I. Call to Order
Vice-Chair Cheryl Powell opened the meeting of the Executive Committee (EC) and welcomed the members calling in.

II. Approval of Minutes
The draft minutes of the July 15, 2019 Executive Committee meetings were reviewed. Kerri Eaker asked for a revision of the HANd Conference motion because she did not recuse herself from the vote. The final minutes will be revised to record the motion was approved by majority vote.

MOTION: Aldea LaParr made a motion to approve the July 15, 2019 minutes with the noted revision. Amanda Bergen seconded the motion. The motion was approved by unanimous vote.

III. Council Meeting/Member Survey or Agenda Review
The members reviewed the paper and electronic survey results. They all agreed that most of the comments were very positive, and they were glad to see the number of survey responses had improved greatly. Nessie Siler did comment that she was the one who asked for no more 12-hour days and JoAnn Toomey said she would get her wish in November when Wednesday would start at 1:00 and then have the awards ceremony that evening; Thursday would be a normal work day from 8 to 5 and then the half day on Friday.

IV. Conference Funding Requests
The members reviewed a request from the NC Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (NCARF) for their Fall Conference and Awards Luncheon being held in Cary, NC on September 11-13, 2019. The request is for up to $250 for a speaker’s fee.

MOTION: Aldea LaParr made a motion to approve funding to the NC Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (NCARF) for their Fall Conference and Awards Luncheon being held in Cary, NC on September 11-13, 2019 in the amount of $250. Nessie Siler seconded the motion. The motion was approved by unanimous vote.

V. Personal Services Contract Review/Approval
None at this time.

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

VII. Other
JoAnn Toomey updated the members regarding two Idea Portal submissions that were received in June. The Systems Change Managers had completed a thorough review process for both and after reviewing their recommendations, she agreed with the consensus that rejection letters be sent with an invitation to keep checking our website for new RFA opportunities and to refer them to current initiatives and other agencies as identified in their summary review. The members also agreed with this recommendation.

The members discussed the award nomination applications that they received over the weekend. They felt that it would be rushing the process too much to make a decision on the 3 awards today, so they agreed that they would send in their top two for each award by Friday, August 23rd and then have a special meeting of the Executive committee on Monday, August 26th at 10:00 AM to discuss and decide their chosen nominee for each award.

IX. Adjourn
Cheryl Powell asked for a motion to adjourn and Amanda Bergen made a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved and the meeting adjourned.


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This project was supported, in part by grant number 2001NCSCDD-02, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

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