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Notice of Vacancy/Call for Nominations: State Rehabilitation Council


Name of organization:  State Rehabilitation Council (SRC)

Date Posted:  April 6, 2015

Date nominations are due to Board Secretary:  May 4, 2015

Brief background of what the organization does and the reference in statute or rule establishing the organization:  The overall purpose of the Council, in partnership with the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR), is to review, analyze, and advise the USOR Vocational Rehabilitation Program regarding the performance of the responsibilities of USOR under Title I.   Legal basis for SRC is Section 101(a) (36) and 105 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended by the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998 (P.L. 105-220).

Who the group advises:  Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR), Vocational Rehabilitation Program (VR.)

Number vacancies:  5

Specific representation needed for each vacancy and terms of appointment:

1) Parent Training and Information Center

1) Division of Services for the Blind and Visual Impaired (DSBVI)

2) Business, industry and labor

1) Representative with a disability

Term of appointments: 3 years; no longer than two consecutive full terms.

Person(s) currently in the positions up for vacancy and their representation:

Robyn Chidester, Representing Utah Parent Center

Deja Powell, Representing DSBVI

Sharon Brand, Business, Industry & Labor

Amy Powell, Business, Industry & Labor

Ken Gourdin, Representative with a Disability

Meetings (specific dates or how often, where, and for how long): Annual meeting the last regularly scheduled meeting of the fiscal year.  The Council fiscal year shall run from October 1 to September 30 of each year meeting at least ten meetings per year at the discretion of the Executive Committee on the last Wednesday of each month.  No July or December meetings.  Meeting location at USOE Building, Main conference room from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact for questions:  Gordon Swensen, 801-538-7548,

Nomination and Bio Submission:  If you are interested in serving on this organization, please submit by May 4 a brief (no longer than one page) bio or resume with contact information to Lorraine Austin at

Utah State Board of Education
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