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Governor's Committee for People with Disabilities Quarterly Meeting

09/25/2019 09:00 AM - 09 /25/2019 03:00 PM

Comfort Inn & Suites Madison North, 5025 County Hwy V, DeForest, WI- 53532

Agency: Department of Health Services
Contact: Maia Stitt 608-266-3118

Governor’s Committee for People with Disabilities Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Comfort Inn and Suites Madison North 5052 Co. Hwy V
DeForest, WI 53532

Meeting is also available via Zoom Conferencing:

And via phone:
844-708-2569 (Toll Free) or 646-558-8656 (Madison)
Conference ID: 403 168 542


1.	Welcome and Introductions	
2.	Review and Approve September Quarterly Meeting Agenda	
3.	Review and Approve June 2019 Quarterly Meeting Minutes	
4.	Public Comment on Issues Affecting People with Disabilities	(9:20 A.M. – 9:35 A.M)
5.	Updates on Disability Policy and Legislation, Wenona Wolf, Lieutenant Governor’s Office	
6.	Discussion and Updates on GCPD Current Work Plan	
8.	Set Standing Committee Meeting Dates	

9.	Working Lunch – Liaison and Committee Updates

10.	Discussion on GCPD Past Activities and Future Direction


12.	Discuss Next Steps and Agenda Items for December 2019 Quarterly Meeting

13.	Adjourn

The purpose of this meeting is to conduct the governmental business outlined in the above agenda. In 1948, a Governor's Committee was established with one goal: To improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The group's mission was broadened in 1976 to cover many aspects of disability in Wisconsin and became the Governor's Committee for People with Disabilities (GCPD). Unlike other disability councils in state government, the focus of the Governor's Committee includes all disabilities and six of its members represent specific disability constituencies: alcohol and other drug abuse; blindness and visual impairment; deaf and hard of hearing; developmental disabilities; mental health; and physical disabilities. GCPD is charged with the following duties:

•	Advise the Governor and state agencies on problems faced by people with disabilities.
•	Review legislation affecting people with disabilities.
•	Promote effective operation of publicly-administered or supported programs serving people with disabilities.
•	Promote the collection, dissemination and incorporation of adequate information about people with disabilities for purposes of public planning at all levels of government.
•	Promote public awareness of the needs and abilities of people with disabilities.
•	Encourage the effective involvement of people with disabilities in government.
The Committee is administratively attached to the Department of Health Services. If you need an interpreter, alternate formats, or other accommodations to participate, please contact
Maia Stitt at 608-266-3118 or

Conference Call: 844-708-2569 (Toll Free) or 646-558-8656 (Madison) Passcode: 403 168 542

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.