Date Nominations are Due: September 4, 2016
Name of organization: Utah Statewide Independent Living Council – (USILC)
Brief background of what the organization does and the reference in statute or rule establishing the organization: The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (the Rehabilitation Act) establish Statewide Independent Living Council’s – SILC’s, under Section 705. The Council is a partner in Utah’s Independent Living program network, coordinating with the Centers for Independent Living, the Designated State Unit and the general public. The purpose of the council is to work with the IL network to enhance IL services and opportunities for people with disabilities throughout Utah and to help facilitate the planning process of the growth and effectiveness of the Utah IL Network.
The mission of the Utah Statewide Independent Living Council is to promote the full inclusion, independence and empowerment of people with disabilities through statewide advocacy, systems change, coordination, education, networking, resource development and enhancement of independent living services.
Who the group advises: The State IL program though the creation, evaluation and monitoring of the State Plan for Independent Living.
Number vacancies: 7
Specific representation needed for each vacancy and terms of appointment:
4 – Person with a disability (not employed by a Center of State Agency)
1 – Person with or without a disability
Association of Independent Living Utah Representative
Representative Division of Services for People with Disabilities DSPD (Ex-Officio member)
Terms of appointment: 3 years; no longer than two consecutive full terms
Person(s) in positions open for vacancy:
Lester Ruesch, Person with a disability – Partial term remains
Susan Hardinger, Person with a disability – Partial term remains
Isabel Gardett, Person with a disability – Term expiring
Person with a disability
Association of Independent Living Utah (AILU) Representative
Rolf Halbfell, Division of Services for People with Disabilities (Ex-Officio member)
Meetings (how often, where, and for how long): Meetings are held bi-monthly, typically along the Wasatch front from 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Nomination and Bio Submission: If you are interested in serving on the organization please submit application found attached to Brooke Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 4, 2016.
Contact for questions: Brooke Wilson, email@example.com