Council Meetings

February 1-2, 2021


Monday, February 1, 2021

To participate remotely:

9:30 a.m.

Council Business Meeting
  1. Call to Order, Corey Gilmore
  2. Roll Call and ZOOM Reminders, Kristin Vandagriff
  3. Land Acknowledgement, Anne Applegate
  4. Developmental Disabilities Shared Vision:
    Heidi Lieb-Williams, Vice Chair – “Alaskans share a vision of a flexible system in which each person directs their own supports, based on their strengths and abilities, toward a meaningful life in their home, their job and their community. Our vision includes supported families, professional staff and services available throughout the state now and into the future.”

    Corey Gilmore, Chair – “I like the life I choose with the supports I direct.”
  5. Announcements and Introductions
  6. Approval of September 2020 Meeting Minutes
    SAMPLE MOTION: I make a motion to approve the September 2020Council meeting minutes as presented.
  7. Approval of the Agenda
    SAMPLE MOTION: I make a motion to approve the Winter Council meeting agenda as presented.
  8. Conflict of Interest Declarations
  9. Chair/Executive Director Report, Corey Gilmore and Kristin Vandagriff

    ***Mini Stretch Break***

  10. Council Budget Update, Kristin Vandagriff
  11. COVID-19 Update, Lanny Mommsen
  12. “Living Well on the Last Frontier” Update, Kristin Vandagriff
  13. New GCDSE Logo Voting (ZOOM Polling)
  14. Other New Business from the Floor

​11:00 a.m.


11:15 a.m.

2021 Virtual Legislative Visit Discussion -
Art Delaune & Kristin Vandagriff

  • Legislative Visit PowerPoint 
  • Virtual Legislative Visit Spreadsheet Discussion

12:15 p.m.


1:15 p.m.

2021 Virtual Legislative Visit Discussion -
Art Delaune & Kristin Vandagriff

2:45 p.m.

State 5-Year Plan Draft - Public Comment Review Discussion

(Anne Applegate staff facilitating lead)

***Mini Stretch Break  at 2:45PM***

3:45 p.m.


4:00 p.m.

Public Testimony: How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted people with developmental disabilities? How has mental health been impacted? How has social isolation impacted people with DD? How can we best support people with DD during the pandemic?
Facilitated by, Heidi Lieb-Williams, Vice Chair

4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, February 2, 2021

To participate remotely:

9:30 a.m.

Call to Order, Corey Gilmore
  • Roll call, announcements, & introductions
  • Changes to agenda, if any

9:40 a.m.
State 5-Year Plan Draft - Public Comment Review and Discussion,
Anne Applegate staff facilitating lead
  • Review and Discuss Draft State Plan Goals and Objectives Based on Public Comment (Anne)
    • ***BREAK around 10:30AM***
  • Vote on State Plan Goals and Objectives (Corey and Anne)

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Partner Reports

  • 1-1:30PM: Division of Senior and Disabilities Services -
    John Lee, Director
  • 1:30-1:45PM: Department of Education and Early Development -
    Michael Johnson, Commissioner
  • 1:45-2:00 PM: Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority -
    Mike Abbott, Chief Executive Officer; Steve Williams, Chief Operating Officer; and Jimael Johnson, Program Officer
  • 2:00-2:15PM: Alaska Association on Developmental Disabilities-
    Lizette Stiehr, Executive Director
  • 2:15-2:30PM: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation -
    Duane Mayes, Director
2:30 p.m.


3:00 p.m. ​Department of Health and Social Services Update
Adam Crum, Commissioner; Al Wall, Deputy Commissioner; Heather Carpenter, Deputy Commissioner

​3:30 p.m. ​ADJOURN

Schedule of Upcoming Council Meetings

  • February 1-2, 2021: Council meeting (ZOOM)
    • February 8-9,2021:Virtual Legislative Visits (ZOOM)
    • TBD - House/Senate Health and Social Services presentations
    • TBD - Meeting with Governor and Cabinet members
  • May (TBD) 2021: Anchorage/ZOOM 
  • Septembe (TBD) 2021: Anchorage/ZOOM

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