[nfbmi-talk] Fw: importan for list mcrc

Mark Eagle markaeagle at yahoo.com
Tue May 12 16:01:49 UTC 2015

Is anyone representing the NFB of Michigan to make public comment on the Michigan Commission for Blind Persons report to the Governor at the below meeting?
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 DRAFT ACTION ITEM    Michigan Council for Rehabilitation Services (MCRS) Business Meeting Agenda Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. MCRS Meeting Room, Lansing, MI    TELECONFERENCE CALL IN DETAILS:  DIAL:  866.749.7360 ENTER CODE:  6245633423# (*6 to mute, #6 to unmute)    11:00 a.m.  Call to Order – Carol Bergquist, Chair Roll Call, Welcome & Introductions Review of Agenda    Reference Documents: Draft Agenda – May 19th, 2015 Draft Minutes – March 17th, 2015    Action Items: Approval of Agenda Approval of Minutes    11:10  Public Comment*    Following Public Comment    Executive Team (ET) Report C. Bergquist, Chair 1 – Conference Attendance:  National Coalition of State Rehabilitation Councils  (NCSRC), Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR), and National Council of State Agencies for the Blind (NCSAB) – C. Bergquist and Brian Sabourin    2 – Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Sponsorship - C. Bergquist                     3 – Michigan Commission for Blind Persons Report to the Governor - C. Bergquist                                4 – Strategic Planning Session Overview – Anne Riddering                               Action Item #1:  Acceptance of Final ET Work Team Minutes Motion needed to accept and place on file the ET Minutes    Action Item #2: Approval of the FY 2016 Business Meeting Schedule   Motion needed to approve the FY 2016 Business Meeting Schedule    Action Item #3: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Regulations Comment Period Motion needed to approve WIOA Regulations Comments being prepared by the ET on behalf of the membership.     Action Item #4: Approval of MCRS Strategic Plan Updates Motion needed to approve the Strategic Plan as updated.           Financial Operations Action Item #5:  Acceptance of Financial Statements Motion needed to accept and place on file the monthly statements                               Action Item #6:  Approval of the FY 2016 Resource Plan and Budget  Motion needed to approve the Budget documents.                                                            Customer Service System Issues Client Assistance Program (CAP) – B. Sabourin DHHS-MRS Administrative Hearings Coordinator – Ruth O’Connor                               Partner Reports Additions, Comments and/or Questions    11:45           Update - Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs - Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (LARA-BSBP), Ed Rodgers, State Director     12:15 p.m. Working Lunch Staff Report – Marlene Malloy, Executive Director  Work Team Updates – Michael Poyma, A. Riddering Reference Documents:  Staff Report, Work Team Reports    1:00  Public Comment*    Following Public Comment    Update - Department of Health and Human Services - Michigan Rehabilitation  Services (DHHS-MRS), Suzanne Howell, State Director    1:30  MCRS Reports on DSU Work Team Involvement MRS Idea Stream – Shori Teeple MRS Marketing – M. Malloy MRS On Line Orientation – M. Malloy MRS Policy Cadre – Sharon Bryant  State Plan – B. Sabourin    2:00  BSBP Vocational Rehabilitation Services Overview Lisa Kisiel                                          3:30  Adjourn                                        * 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 May 12th, 2015 at 517.887.9370. Thank you.            NEXT BUSINESS MEETING:  Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 – Bureau of Services for Blind Persons Training Center, 1541 Oakland Drive. Kalamazoo, MI 49008.


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