Pierce County Opportunities: Pierce County Accessible Communities Advisory Committee The committee is actively involved in the following activities: Advising on addressing the needs of persons with disabilities in emergency plans; advising the county and other local governments within the county on access to programs services and activities, new construction or renovation projects, sidewalks, other pedestrian routes of travel, and disability parking enforcement; and developing local initiatives and activities to promote greater awareness of disability issues, and acceptance, involvement, and access for persons with disabilities within the community. Pierce County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board The Pierce County Developmental Disabilities Board assists and advises Pierce County Human Services on: Services to individuals with developmental disabilities -The development of the Five-Year Plan - Agency operations conducted under the plan-Evaluation of ongoing programs-The selection of contractors. Board members have a responsibility to receive and provide information related to board activities involving stakeholders, such as parents, individuals with disabilities, agency staff and other interested community members. Pierce County Boards and Commissions Find information about meetings, agendas and minutes, members and descriptions for the following Pierce County volunteer boards and commissions. There are a variety of boards and commissions you can participate with see more opportunities at Pierce County Boards and Commissions website.
State Wide Opportunities: Governor's Committee on Disability Issues and Employment The committee works together to promote equality, opportunity, independence and full participation in life for people with disabilities. Members represent a wide range of constituent groups, geographical perspectives, ethnic origins and cultural heritage. The committee is currently looking for a Chairperson. To apply for the Chairperson position, please follow these steps:
Complete the online Application for a board or commission. Be sure to select “Disability Issues and Employment, Governor’s Committee on” from the drop-down menu at the beginning of the application.
Submit your current resume by uploading it per the instructions in the Application for a board or commission.
Send a brief email to Elaine Stefanowicz at email@example.com to indicate your interest in being considered and to request a link to the online form entitled “GCDE Supplemental Questionnaire – Chairperson 2020”. The latter document will contain the principal screening questions that will be used to evaluate your application.
The online Application for a Board or Commission requires that you provide two references but has space for four references. Please provide two personal and two professional references. If your application is selected for further consideration after the initial screening process, member(s) of the selection panel for the position will contact your references as appropriate.
Please contact Elaine Stefanowicz at 360-902-9362 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions related to the GCDE or the application process. Deadline January 21, 2020
Family Care-Giving Advisory Council The council is charged with providing recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on effective models of both family care-giving and support to family caregivers, as well as improving coordination across federal government programs. The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is requesting information from individuals and organizations to assist the RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council in developing goals, objectives and recommendations for an initial report to Congress and national family care-giving strategy, which are required by the RAISE Family Caregivers Act of 2017. The input will also help the Council plan public listening sessions. They would like to learn from you about the challenges faced every day by caregivers. They also want to hear about recommended actions and best practices that can expand or improve existing supports for caregivers. Deadline: February 7, 2020, 11:59 PM ET SUBMIT INPUT
Youth Opportunities: 2020 AAPD & COCA COLA SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM .We are proud to announce that in the summer of 2020, The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is partnering with Coca-Cola to launch aSummer Internship Program for students and recent graduates with disabilities They are seeking college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are looking to gain hands-on professional experience at Coca-Cola to help advance their career goals and who are committed to increasing diversity, inclusion, and disability empowerment in the workplace. In addition to the internship placement, each participate will be provided with a living stipend, will travel to Washington, DC for orientation, and will be matched with a mentor who will assist them with their career goals. If you are a college student or recent graduate with a disability, we highly encourage you to apply and share this announcement with others in your network. Deadline is January 31, 2020. Click here to apply. Youth Leadership Forum The Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF) is a unique career leadership training program for high school juniors and seniors with disabilities. By serving as delegates from their communities at a event in their state capital, young people with disabilities cultivate leadership, citizenship, and social skills. The 2020 Youth Leadership Forum will be held July 25-31 at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.
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Pierce County Legislative Forum - Planning Committee Meetings If you would like to be invited to participate next year's committee please: Email email@example.com or Call: (253) 565-2266, ext. 117