[nfbmi-talk] i love the driving directions

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Mon Sep 23 18:34:28 UTC 2013

Commission for Blind Persons (Commission)

Thursday, September 16, 2013

MPHI - Interactive Learning Center

2436 Woodlake Circle, Suite 380

Okemos, MI 48864-6002

(517) 324-8326 

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Meeting Agenda



(General Directions from I-96 - Head north on Okemos Road, turn left at The Woodlands by Applebee's and continue down Woodlake Drive to 2436 Woodlake Circle.  Buildings are all on the right side of Woodlake Circle.)



Live audio streaming of the meeting will be available online at the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (Bureau) web site at www.michigan.gov/bsbp.





Commission:    Lylas G. Mogk, Chair            Josie Barnes-Parker

                             LeeAnn Buckingham            Joseph E. Sibley         

                             Marianne Dunn                      Michael J. Hudson

Gary Gaynor                                   


Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (Bureau):

                 Edward F. Rodgers II, Director

                 Mike Pemble, Deputy Director and 

Administrative Services Manager

                 Leamon Jones, Consumer Services Director

                 Lisa Kisiel, Training Center Director

                 Constance Zanger, Business Enterprise Program Manager




       I.            Call to Order, Welcome,                 

Announcements, Introductions

All                                   9:00-9:15



     II.            MCB Mission Statement

Approval of May 16 & July 18 meeting transcript              

L. Mogk               9:15-9:20


  III.            Subcommittee Updates                                              9:20-9:50


A.   Training Center Subcommittee Update:

M. Hudson          9:20-9:30

M. Dunn


B.   BEP Subcommittee Update: 

L. Buckingham   9:30-9:40

J. Sibley                        


C.   Consumer Services Subcommittee Update:

G. Gaynor           9:40-9:50

J. Barnes-Parker                   


 IV.            Follow-Up on questions from September 26; 

new questions for Director Rodgers and 

Deputy Director Mike Pemble

                                                               All                         9:50-10:30


BREAK                                                                                   10:30-10:45



   V.            Director of Employment Advocacy Services – MI Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc.        

Brian T. Sabourin        10:45-11:30


 VI.            Disability Advocates of Kent County (Centers 

for Independent Living) 

Dave Bulkowski           11:30-12:15


VII.            Public Comment                                                          12:15-12:30


LUNCH                                                                                   12:30-1:15



VIII.            Parent of Transitional Student, Western Michigan

Amy Welscott               1:15-1:45


 IX.            Parent of Transitional Student, Detroit 

Jennifer Stahl               1:45-2:15


   X.            Commissioners’ Discussion/Questions 

                                                          All                         2:15-2:45


 XI.            Public Comment                                                          2:45-3:00


XII.            Future Meeting Dates: December 5, 2013

                                                February 6, 2014


XIII.            Adjournment                                    L. Mogk               3:00-3:05






*NOTE: Public comment may be submitted in written form until 5:00 p.m. September 30, 2013 via email to bsbppubliccomments at gmail.com included in whole as an addendum to the meeting minutes.  Emails received outside of this time frame are not considered part of Public Comment.  The Commissioners can be reached at bsbpcommissioners at michigan.gov.  This is an email box that all Commissioners have access to.



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