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Meeting Schedule
2017

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The Council

The Council is made up of twenty members appointed by the Governor. Sixty percent of the members are persons with disabilities, or parents, guardians, or immediate relatives of a person with DD. The Council also includes state agency representation along with members from North Dakota's University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Protection and Advocacy Project and community DD service providers.

The Council shall have four standing committees: the Executive Committee, Membership Committee, State Plan Committee and Consumer Leadership Committee. Committees shall be structured to implement the Council’s programs and goals outlined in the five year State Plan.

Executive Committee - The function of the Executive Committee is to represent the Council and act on its behalf between regular Council meetings and to carry out business delegated by the Council.

The membership of the Executive Committee shall be comprised of the Council Chairperson, the former Council Chairperson or a “member at large”, the Vice Chairperson, two consumer representatives and two state agency representatives.

The Member at Large shall serve as a member of the Executive Committee if the past chairperson is unable to perform this role.

Executive Committee Duties - The Executive Committee shall have the following duties, and others may be designed from time to time by the Council:

  1. Act for the full Council on emergency matters when the full Council cannot meet, provided that the subsequent concurrence of a majority of the Council members shall be necessary to make such actions valid. In all actions of the Executive Committee, the legal rights of third parties shall be projected.
  2. Review the internal organization and functions of the Council.
  3. Report its work and actions to the Council. The minutes of the Executive Committee meetings shall be sent to all Council members.
  4. Review applications for the position of the Executive Director of the Council.
  5. Make recommendations to the full Council regarding staff patterns necessary to effectively implement the State Plan.
  6. Provide recommendations to the council for annual budgets necessary to effectively implement the State Plan.
  7. Annually review the Memorandum of Understanding with the designated state agency and recommend appropriate revision to the Council and agency.
  8. Act as the review panel for grant solicitations applicants

Membership Committee - The Membership Committee shall not exceed five members. The Membership Committee shall recruit new members, ensure members have adequate support, and make other membership recommendations to the full Council for approval.

State Plan Committee - The State Plan Committee shall not exceed five members. The State Plan Committee shall participate in the development of the proposed Five Year Plan and its annual review and update. The Committee shall identify goals and objectives that can be met through the Request for Proposal process or through Council staff activities. The Committee shall design and administer a self-assessment of the Council’s compliance with federal requirements and the perception of the Council by other state and local entities. Other activities may be assigned by the Council Chairperson.

Consumer Leadership Committee - The Consumer Leadership Committee will consist Council members who are self-advocates, parents or guardians of a person with a disability who opt to participate on the Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to provide consumer input to the full Council and promote leadership development for Council self-advocates, parents and guardians.

Meetings

January 5th, 2017
10-2 pm
Bismarck-WCHSC Burleigh Room

March 23, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Bismarck – Prairie/Rose rooms
Grand Forks – NE Conf Rm 5E
Fargo – DWAC Rm
Dickinson – BL Gen Staff Conf Rm
Minot – NC Conf Rm 411

June 15, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Bismarck – WCHSC Burleigh room

September 21, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Bismarck – Prairie/Rose rooms

December 21, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Bismarck – Prairie/Rose rooms
Grand Forks – NE Conf Rm 5E
Fargo – DWAC Rm
Dickinson – BL Gen Staff Conf Rm
Minot – NC Conf Rm 411