Governor’s Committee for People with Disabilities (GCPD) Executive Committee Teleconference Meeting
Thursday, March 4, 2021
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Meeting is available via Zoom:
And via phone:
Phone: 646-558-8656 or Toll Free: 1-844-708-2569
Meeting ID: 863 2811 6753
1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Review and Approve March 4, 2021 Executive Committee Meeting Agenda
3. Review and Approve February 25, 2021 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
4. Public Comment on Issues Affecting People with Disabilities (1:10 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.)
5. COVID-19 and GCPD Policy Recommendations
Review Final COVID-19 Consumer Survey Results
o Discuss GCPD Next Steps to Address Concerns Raised by Consumers, Caregivers, and Advocates in Survey
o Determine Timeline for GCPD Next Steps
6. Discuss Motion Items from GCPD’s February 17, 2021 Bi-Monthly Meeting
7. Draft Agendas for March 11th,18th, and 25th GCPD Executive Committee Meetings
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 GCPD is administratively attached to the Department of Health Services. If you need an interpreter, alternate formats, or other accommodations to participate, please contact Ashley Walker at 608-266-5364 or by email at email@example.com.
Conference Call: 646-558-8656 or Toll Free 1-844-708-2569 Meeting ID: 863 2811 6753
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.