[nfbmi-talk] mcrs draft agenda

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Business Meeting Agenda

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

MCRS Meeting Room, Lansing, MI



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10:30 a.m.       

Call to Order – Carol Bergquist, Chair

Roll Call, Welcome & Introductions


Action Items:  

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes


Reference Documents:

Draft Agenda – May 2nd, 2014

Draft Minutes – February 7th, 2014



Public Comment*



Executive Team (ET) Report

C. Bergquist, Chair


Action Item #1:  Acceptance of Final ET Work Team Minutes

Motion needed to accept and place on file the ET Minutes.  


Financial Operations

Action Item #2:  Acceptance of Financial Statements

Motion needed to accept and place on file the monthly financial statements for January, February, and March 2014.           


Action Item #3: Approval of Draft FY 2015 Annual Meeting Calendar 

Motion needed to approve Draft FY 2015 Annual Meeting Calendar.


Action Item #4:  ET Election - 2 positions (minimum 1 year on Council)

Motion needed to nominate 2 ET Members         

ET Report Continued - Updates:

Public Comment Training Session

Action Item #5:  Approval of Public Comment Policy and Procedure

Motion needed to approve Draft Public Comment Policy and Procedure.

MRS State Director Meeting Invitation

NCSRC & CSAVR Conference Report - Brian Sabourin, Vice Chair

Executive Director Performance Appraisal



Update - Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs - Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (LARA-BSBP), Edward Rodgers, Bureau Director



Update - Department of Human Services - Michigan Rehabilitation Services (DHS-MRS) Sue Howell, State Director


12:10 p.m.       

Working Lunch

Staff Report – Marlene Malloy, Executive Director 



Public Comment* 



Strategic Plan Update and Next Steps 



State Plan Work Team Update

Action Item #6:  Approval of Draft Attachment 4.2(c) for MRS FY 2015 State Plan

Motion needed to approve Draft Attachment 4.2(c) for MRS FY 2015 State Plan.



Customer Service System Issues

Client Assistance Program – B. Sabourin 

DHS-MRS Administrative Hearings Coordinator – Ruth O’Connor



Partnership Reports (limit reports to no more than 5 minutes) - B. Sabourin

Governor’s Talent Investment Board - William Jones

Hannahville Indian Community – C. Bergquist

Michigan Alliance for Families – Caryn Pack Ivey

MI Department of Education/Office of Special Education – Sheryl Diamond 

MI Statewide Independent Living Council - Sara Grivetti       




* The time dedicated for Public Comment is flexible so that all persons present in-person or on the phone will be provided the opportunity to make comment and the Chair will adjust the time schedule of the Agenda as needed.


If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the MCRS Office 72 hours prior to the meeting date. Our staff will be glad to work with you regarding your request if you notify us by Tuesday April 29th, at 517.887.9370. Thank you.


NEXT BUSINESS MEETING:  Friday, August 8, 2014 - MCRS Meeting Room,

Lansing, MI

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