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Council Meetings

January 30-February 1, 2018
Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall (320 West Willoughby Ave), Juneau, Alaska

Community Forum & Film Screening Body and Soul: Diana and Kathy
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 5 PM - 6 PM

Join the Council and community members for the FREE screening of “Body and Soul: Diana and Kathy” and discuss any disability-related issues. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

To participate by phone,
call 1-866-356-1755 and enter code 253 14 10 338#

If you need ADA compliant versions of any of the material presented here, please contact: Debbie.McDonald@alaska.gov

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 – Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall
(320 West Willoughby Ave)

  • (To participate by phone, please call 1-866-356-1755, code 253 14 10 338#)
11:00 a.m.
 
Welcome and Introductions
11:15 a.m.
 
Chair’s Report Maggie Winston
 
11:30 a.m.
 
Executive Director’s ReportPatrick Reinhart
 
11:45 p.m.
 
Business Items
  1. Annual Report  – Kristin Vandagriff, Patrick Reinhart
  2. FY 18 and FY 19 Budget – Patrick Reinhart GCDSE
  3. New Business from the floor – Maggie Winston
12:15 p.m.
 
Working Lunch – 15 Min Break
 
12:30 p.m.
 
Committee Reports
 
2:00 p.m.
Discussion of Legislative Agenda/Position Papers – Art Delaune & Patrick
Reinhart
2:45 p.m.
 
Break
 
3:00 p.m.
Prepare for Meetings with LegislatorsArt Delaune, Kristin Vandagriff, Ric
Nelson
  • Review schedule, hand out packets, practice presentations
4:30 p.m.
 Community ForumMallory Hamilton
  • To participate (1-866-356-1755 Code: 253 14 10 338#)
Please announce yourself and Council staff will lead the roundtable discussion.

5:00 p.m.
Screening of “Body and Soul: Diana and Kathy” (40 mins)
In the film, two of the country’s most remarkable advocates for people with disabilities, Diana Braun, who has Down Syndrome, and Kathy Conour, who has cerebral palsy, met three decades ago and vowed to fight to live independent lives. Told as an intimate documentary, the film is a story of a compelling, creative friendship.

6:00 p.m.
 
Recess for the day

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 – Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall
(320 West Willoughby Ave)

  • (To participate by phone, please call 1-866-356-1755, code 253 14 10 338#)
8:30 a.m.
 
Call to Order, Roll Call, Announcements, Introduction of Guests
9:00 a.m.
 
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Mike Abbott, CEO and Jimael Johnson, Program Officer
  • Perspectives on Proposed FY18 Budget & Relevant Bills
 
9:30 a.m.
 
Department of Education & Early Development Department Representative
  • Perspectives on Proposed FY18 Budget & Relevant Bills
 
10:00 a.m.
 
HHS/Division of Senior & Disabilities – Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson, Commissioner, and Duane Mayes, Director Senior and Disability Services
Perspectives on Proposed FY18 Budget & Relevant Bills
 
10:30 a.m.
 
Break
10:45 a.m.
 
Advocacy Updates from Partner Groups (about 10 mins each)
(To participate by phone, please call 1-866-356-1755, code 253 14 10 338#)
All Alaska Pediatric Partnership (A2P2) – Tamar Ben-Yosef
Help Me Grow – Carmen Wenger
Key Coalition – David Parish
Alaska Mobility Coalition (AMC) –John Kern
Alaska Commission on Aging (ACOA) - Denise Daniello
Alaska Mental Health Board/ABADA – Patrick Sidmore
Alaska Association on Developmental DisabilitiesRick Driscoll
12:15 p.m.
 
Adjorn
 
1:00-4:30 p.m.
 
Individual Meetings with Legislators
Please note that we will be utilizing Canvas, REACH’s art studio, as a base of operations Wednesday afternoon and Thursday (223 Seward St)
 
1:30-2:00 p.m.
 
Presentation to Senate Health and Social Services Committee - Maggie Winston, Chair and Patrick Reinhart, ED
 
5:30-6:30 p.m.
 
Social Function at Governor’s Mansion (Our House) with Governor Walker and First Lady (Walk--weather permitting; rides for those who need them)
 

Thursday, February 1, 2018 REACH or Captiol Building

  • (To participate by phone, please call 1-866-356-1755, code 253 14 10 338#)
8:00 a.m.
 
Individual Meetings with Legislators
 
3:00 p.m.
 
Presentation to House Health and Social Services Committee - Maggie Winston,
Chair and Patrick Reinhart, ED
 
4:30 p.m.
 
Complete Individual Meetings with Legislators Council Members
 
6:45-7:00 p.m.
 
Shuttles to Airport
 
8:40 p.m.
 
Flight Back to Anchorage and beyond
 

Schedule of Upcoming Council Meetings

  • May 15, 2018 – Webinar
  • Oct 2-3, 2018- Anchorage

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