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Independent Living Council, Statewide

Authority: KRS 151B.240; 29 USC section 796d
Status: Active
Term: 3 years
Chair: Council selects Chair.
Description: The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is a federally mandated organization established under Title VII, Section 705 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1992. The Governor appoints twenty-one volunteer members for terms of three years to direct the not-for-profit organization objectives. These members make up the council for decision-making. The primary purpose of the council is to encourage and advocate independent living for Kentuckians with disabilities throughout the state.
Composition: Governor appoints members after soliciting recommendations from representative of organizations (Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation) representing a broad range of individuals with disabilities and organizations interested in individuals with disabilities. Council shall include at least 1 director of a center for independent living chosen by directors of centers for independent living within the State; rep. from designated State unit, non-voting; rep. from other State agencies that provide services for individuals with disabilities, non-voting; reps. from centers for independent living; parents & guardians of individuals with disabilities; advocates of and for individuals with disabilities; reps. from private businesses; reps. from organizations that provide services for individuals with disabilities; and other appropriate individuals.
Compensation: $100 per diem, not to exceed $600 annually & expenses
Meeting Schedule: Quarterly
Number of Members: 15
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
Address:
          Office of Vocational Rehabilitation 275 East Main Street Mail Stop 2E-K
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Website: http://silc.ovr.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Phone: (502) 564-4440
Fax: (502) 564-6745

Members

NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Carmack, Peter A.8/13/20155/20/2018Member; Advocates of and for individuals with disabilities representativeFayette
Lind, Benita7/11/20135/20/2016Member; Advocates of and for individuals with disabilities representativeBoone
Mattingly, Francis Darrell10/28/20155/20/2016Member; Advocates of and for individuals with disabilities representativeFayette
Merrill, Jeffrey L.5/22/20145/20/2017Member; Organizations providing services for individuals with disabilities representativeHopkins
Mitchell, Marilyn D.7/11/20135/20/2016Member; Directors of center for independent living representativeAllen
Perry, Danny B.8/13/20155/20/2018Member; Advocates of and for individuals with disabilities representativeCalloway
Polur, Shari "George"8/13/20155/20/2018Member; Private business representativeJefferson
Sharp, Stephanie J.7/11/20135/20/2016Member; Advocates of and for individuals with disabilities representativeDaviess
Thompson, David E.P.8/13/20155/20/2018Member; Advocates of and for individuals with disabilities representativeKenton
Wise, Jimmy7/11/20135/20/2016Member; Persons with disabilities representativeMadison
Dudinskie, JenniferEx-officio
Pannell, GayEx-officio
Embury, Dusty Columbia2/7/20185/20/2020Member; Representing advocates of and for individuals with disabilitiesFayette
Schneider, Carl Bradford2/7/20185/20/2020MemberWarren
Fugate, Kelvin Ray2/7/20185/20/2020Member; Representing organizations providing services for individuals with disabilitiesBreathitt
Bush, Robin Davis2/7/20185/20/2020Member; Representing advocates of and for individuals with disabilitiesDaviess
Begley, Bobby2/7/20182/20/2020Member; Organizations providing services for individuals with disabilities representativePerry

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