[nfbmi-talk] bsbp commission meeting agenda oct 2

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Tue Sep 30 19:34:18 UTC 2014

Commission for Blind Persons (Commission)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

MPHI - Interactive Learning Center

2436 Woodlake Circle, Suite 380

Okemos, MI 48864-6002

(517) 324-8326 

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.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.


To listen to the Commission meeting over the telephone 

Dial:  1-877-873-8017 

Passcode: 7502991# 


Audio Link:  http://mediasite.mihealth.org/Mediasite/Play/62924636334944dcbb9b4be2740ad0691d





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, Administrative Services Manager

          Sue Luzenski, Assistant to the Director and 

Secretary to the Board




       I.            Call to Order, Welcome, Mission Statement                       9:00-9:15

Announcements, Introductions

Approval of May 1 meeting transcript



     II.            Report on the General Discussion topics from the 

Training Workshop                                                               9:15-10:00


1.      The budget: "Why is there one pot of money and how does this impact staff spending, if at all?"


2.      "Ideas on program development to promote successful vocational rehab. What is needed for staff to be effective, valued and supported?"


3.      "Ideas on how the agency can prepare for and effectively/efficiently provide services for the increasing aging population."


  III.            Director’s Update and Questions                                      10:00-10:45

Ed Rodgers

Bureau Director           


 IV.            Public Comment                                                                    10:45-11:00


   V.            Adjournment                                    L. Mogk                         11:00






*NOTE: Public comment may be submitted in written form until 5:00 p.m. October 6, 2014 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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