[Nfbc-info] FW: DOR seeking nominations to serve on Blind Advisory Committee

Mary Willows mwillows at sbcglobal.net
Fri Apr 11 01:01:13 UTC 2014

If anyone is interested in serving on the Blind Advisory Committee please
read the following and contact me for further information.



Mary Willows





From: Xavier, Joe at DOR [mailto:Joe.Xavier at dor.ca.gov] 
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 4:28 AM
To: Xavier, Joe at DOR
Subject: FW: DOR seeking nominations to serve on Blind Advisory Committee


The Department of Rehabilitation is seeking nominations to serve on

the Blind Advisory Committee.

About the Blind Advisory Committee

The Blind Advisory Committee (BAC) is established pursuant to Section
19098.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

The BAC provides advice to the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) on means
to increase competitive employment, enlarge economic opportunities, enhance
independence and self-sufficiency, and in methods of improving services for
persons who are blind or visually impaired. 

The committee develops, in conjunction with stakeholders, an annual work
plan to identify and address areas for improvement in services provided by
the division to persons who are blind and visually impaired.


The BAC shall consist of no more than thirteen members who represent the
wide and diverse interests of blind and visually impaired rehabilitation
consumer constituencies.  The majority of the members shall be blind or
visually impaired.  Members of the committee who are not blind or visually
impaired shall have experience in services to the blind.

Would you like to serve?

The BAC consists of a diverse membership, comprised of individuals who are
representative of, Californians who are blind or visually impaired.  The DOR
Director appoints members to a four-year term.  All qualified individuals
are encouraged to apply.  

The DOR is currently recruiting for three (3) BAC positions.  This
recruitment is for membership representation of the following:

.       Business Enterprise Program (BEP) representative

.       At Large representative

.       California Council of the Blind(CCB) representative

Attached for your reference is the BAC membership composition with current
representatives and terms as of March 31, 2014.

How to apply for appointment by the DOR Director to serve on the BAC:

1.	Complete the application and provide your resume.

2.      E-mail the application and your resume to Joe Smith, Acting Advisory
Committee Liaison at  <mailto:F.Joe.Smith at dor.ca.gov>
F.Joe.Smith at dor.ca.gov.

3.      Send your signed application and resume to:

Department of Rehabilitation

Attn: Joe Smith

721 Capitol Mall 

Sacramento, CA 95814

All applications should be received no later than Friday, May 9, 2014.

Questions?  Please call Joe Smith at 916-558-5489 or email
<mailto:F.Joe.Smith at dor.ca.gov> F.Joe.Smith at dor.ca.gov.

<<BAC Membership Application April 2014.doc>> <<Blind Advisory Committee
Composition March 2014.docx>> 


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