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Wisconsin Statutory Council on Blindness Quarterly Meeting

03/14/2019 01:00 PM - 03 /14/2019 04:30 PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4402 E Washington Avenue, Madison, WI- 53704

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Agency: Department of Health Services
Contact: Ann Sievert 608-266-3147

OPEN MEETING NOTICE
Wisconsin Statutory Council on Blindness
Quarterly Meeting
	
Thursday, March 14, 2019
1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Friday, March 15, 2019
9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Crowne Plaza Hotel
4402 E Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53704

Conference Call Access Information
USA Toll-Free: 1-877-820-7831
Participant Code: 988055

DRAFT AGENDA: Thursday, March 14, 2019
1.	Welcome and Introductions	Carrie Molke, Director, Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources
2.	Review and Approval of Meeting Agenda	
3.	Review and Approval of November 2018 Quarterly Meeting Minutes	
4.	Icebreaker Activities 	
5.	Develop Council Ground Rules	
6.	Training on Legal Requirements and Department Processes for Councils 	Davis Ciotola, Attorney, Office of Legal Counsel, Department of Health Services
7.	Review By-Laws and Recommended Changes	Davis Ciotola, Attorney, Office of Legal Counsel, Department of Health Services
8.	Presentation on the Disability Rights Movement	Amber Mullett, Director, Office for the Promotion of Independent Living, Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources
9.	Adjourn	

DRAFT AGENDA: Friday, March 15, 2019
1.	Icebreaker Activities	
2.	Overview of the Office for the Promotion of Independent Living, and Councils 	Amber Mullett, Director, Office for the Promotion of Independent Living, Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources
3.	Overview of Council Fiscal Policies and Procedures	Sara O’Donnell, Council Staff Support, Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources
4.	Public Comment on Issues Affecting Wisconsin Residents who are Blind and Visually Impaired	(11:00a.m. – 11:15a.m.)
5.	Strategic Discussion
a)	What should the Council’s priorities be?
b)	What information do we need to inform our decision?	
6.	Working Lunch: Overview of the Council of the Blind Legislative Days	Council Members, Rhonda Staats and Patty Zallar
7.	State Health Assessment Community Conversation	
8.	Discuss Dates/Agenda Items for the Next Scheduled Quarterly Meeting	
9.	Adjourn	

The purpose of this meeting is to conduct the governmental business outlined in the above agenda. The Statutory Council on Blindness is a nine-member statutory body, which is appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health Services. The purpose of the Council is to make recommendations to DHS and other state agencies on services, activities, programs, investigations, and research that affect Wisconsin residents who are blind or visually impaired. For more information on the Council or how to apply to become a member, contact the Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired at 888-879-0017 or dhsobvi@dhs.wisconsin.gov.
The Council is administratively attached to the Department of Health Services. If you need an interpreter, alternate formats, or other accommodations to participate, please contact Ann Sievert at 608-266-3147 or AnnL.Sievert@dhs.wisconsin.gov.
Conference Call: 1-877-820-7831	Passcode: 988055


Americans with Disabilities Act Statement

Reasonable accommodations, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. This agency, to the maximum extent possible, holds all meetings in facilities that are physically accessible to persons with disabilities.  For questions about accessibility, contact the meeting's sponsoring division.