Council Meetings

February 5-8, 2019

Centennial Hall
Juneau, Alaska

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019 — Centennial Hall

  • To participate remotely: Toll free: 1-866-356-1755, code 253 141 0338#
11:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

  • Call to order, Roll Call & Announcements – Maggie Winston/Patrick Reinhart
  • Introduction of Guests – Patrick Reinhart
  • Approval of the Agenda – Maggie Winston
  • Approval of the October 2018 Minutes – Maggie Winston
  • Conflict of Interest Declarations – Maggie Winston

​11:45 a.m.
Chair/E.D. Report​Maggie Winston, Patrick Reinhart
​12:00 p.m.

Business Items

  1. FY 19 and FY 20 Budget – Patrick Reinhart
  2. “Living Well on the Last Frontier”, Kristin Vandagriff
  3. New Business from the floor – Maggie Winston
12:15 p.m.
Working Lunch – 15 Min Break (Pizza and salad from Bullwinkle’s)


12:30 p.m.

Committee Reports

 2:15 p.m.
 2:30 p.m.
Discussion of Legislative Agenda/Position Papers – Art Delaune/Patrick Reinhart/Ric Nelson (Experienced members will roll play how typical meetings with legislators should look)
 4:15 p.m.
 4:30 p.m.


Community ForumCorey Gilmore, Vice-Chair
To participate (1-866-356-1755 Code: 253 14 10 338#)
Please announce yourself when you call in.

 5:00 p.m.
Recess for the Day
 5:00 p.m.
Feature Film Night: Moment to Moment: Teens Growing Up With FASDs explores the lives of four adolescents with FASDs and the effects that prenatal alcohol exposure has had and continues to have on their journeys to finding independence, fulfillment, and understanding the world around them. (56 mins).
 6:00 p.m.
After the film, members of the FASD Ad Hoc Committee will host an informal discussion about the film and living with FASD’s in Alaska for any that would like to participate


Wednesday, February 6, 2019 — Centinnial Hall


 8:30 a.m.
Call to Order, Roll Call, Announcements, and Introduction of Guests
 8:45 a.m.

Advocacy Updates from Partner Groups (about 10 mins each) (Confirmed) (To participate by phone, please call 1-866-356-1755, code 253 14 10 338#)
Alaska Commission on Aging (ACOA) - Denise Daniello
Alaska Mental Health Board/ABADA – Bev Schoonover
Alaska Association on Developmental Disabilities –Lizette Stiehr
Key Coalition – Dennis Haas/David Parish
Stone Soup Group- Mary Middleton
Disability Law Center of Alaska – Tamara Douglas
Center for Human Development- Meghan Clark
Alaska Brain Injury Network –Dr. Sherry Lentfer and Julie Davies
Alaska Mobility Coalition (AMC) –John Kern
Peer Power – Anna Attla

​ 10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.

Department of Labor and Workforce Development Update Dr. Tamika Ledbetter, Commissioner, & Duane Mayes, Director, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

  • Perspectives on Proposed FY18 & 19 Budget & Relevant Bills (Confirmed)
11:45 a.m.
Lunch on your own
1:30 p.m.

Alaska Mental Health Trust Update – Mike Abbott, CEO and Jimael Johnson, Program Officer

  • Perspectives on Proposed FY18 & 19 Budget & Relevant Bills (Confirmed)
2:00 p.m.

Department of Education & Early Development Dr. Michael Johnson, Commissioner

  • Perspectives on Proposed FY18 & 19 Budget & Relevant Bills (Confirmed)
2:30 p.m.

HHS/Division of Senior & Disabilities --Deb Etheridge, Senior and Disability Services

  • Perspectives on Proposed FY18 & 19 Budget & Relevant Bills (Confirmed)
3:15 p.m.

Board Comments

3:30 p.m.

(Volunteers needed afterwards for anyone who wants to help decorate the Hall for Key Campaign)


Thursday, February 7, 2019 — Centinnial Hall


 9:00 a.m.
(Volunteers needed for anyone who wants to help continue decorations and prepare for Key Campaign—there are a lot of things to do)

General Orientation (Key Campaign 2019)

3:00 p.m.

Presentation to House Health and Social Services Committee - Maggie Winston - Chair, GCDSE and Key Coalition Representative (Not Confirmed)

3:30 p.m.

Key Coalition Meeting with Administration in Capitol Building (Not Confirmed)

7:30 p.m.
Unity Dinner


Friday, February 8, 2019 — Centinnial Hall


Meetings with Legislators – Please sign up with Ric Nelson  to meet with one or more legislators during the day to share the Council’s and Key’s Priorities (58 Confirmed)

March to the Capitol – Gather in the lobby of the 4 Points Hotel and March to the Capitol


Capitol Steps Rally –Gather in front of the Capitol on the steps for music and testimonials


Legislative Meetings Continue


Presentation to Senate Health and Social Services Committee - Maggie Winston - Chair, GCDSE & Key Coalition Representative (Confirmed)


Shuttles to Airport

Schedule of Upcoming Council Meetings

  • May  6, 7, or 14, 2019 – ZOOM/Webinar/Teleconference
  • Oct 2-3, 2019 - Anchorage (pre-meeting for Autism Ad Hoc on Oct 1)

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