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April 2021 Commission Meeting

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Service
State Office

Link to the Commission Meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/97226928847
Telephone: 1-669-900-9128 
Webinar ID: 972 2692 8847

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 10:30am

Wes Hilliard, Commission Chair
Theresa Flannery, Vice-Chair
Jace Wolfe, Member



 1.   Call to Order and Roll Call

Wes Hilliard
Chair


 2.   Statement of Compliance with Open Meeting Act

Commission Assistant


 3.   Public Comments

Public Audience

(Under Oklahoma Open Meeting Laws, the Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services cannot respond to or discuss any public comment not on today’s agenda.)

 4.   Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation.  Honoring completion of Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program.

Melinda Fruendt
Executive Director


 5.   Executive Director's Report

Melinda Fruendt
Executive Director

Executive Director’s report with possible Commission discussion.   The report includes recognition of Chris Dvorak completing the First Year Superintendent Academy; Executive Director’s participation in meetings; updates on Executive Projects, SILC and IL Network, ORC, Autism Foundation of Oklahoma, Consistent Messaging Committee, Council of Voices, and Process Improvement including AWARE, Case Review and Program Standards and Statistical Research.


 6.  Priority Group Updates 

Tracy Brigham
Administrator of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Priority Group Updates with possible Commission discussion.  Report includes current status of all Priority Groups I, II and III.


 7.  Financial Status Reports

Kevin Statham
Chief Financial Officer

Financial report with possible Commission discussion, FY 2021 as of February 28, 2021.


 8.   Personnel Activity Report

Tom Patt
Director of Human Resources

Personnel Activity report with possible Commission discussion, as of March 31, 2021.  The activity report has current FTE status.


9.   Legislative Report

Kevin Nelson
Legislative Liaison

 

Legislative Report with possible Commission discussion.  The report gives a Watch List of bills.


10.  Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired Report

Tracy Brigham
Administrator of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Executive Director’s report with possible Commission discussion.   The report includes recognition of Chris Dvorak completing the First Year Superintendent Academy; Executive Director’s participation in meetings; updates on Executive Projects, SILC and IL Network, ORC, Autism Foundation of Oklahoma, Consistent Messaging Committee, Council of Voices, and Process Improvement including AWARE, Case Review and Program Standards and Statistical Research.


11.  Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council 

Carolina Colclasure
ORC Program Manager

Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council report with possible Commission discussion.  The report includes updates on Executive Committee, Planning and Program Committee, Transition Committee, Employment Committee, and Program Manager’s activities.


12.  Communications Report

Jody Harlan
Communications
Director

Communications Report with possible Commission discussion.  The report is on an update on the People with Disabilities Awareness Day Report. 

13.  March 8, 2021 Minutes

Wes Hilliard
Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the March 8,, 2021 Commission for Rehabilitation Services regular meeting minutes.


14.  Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Donation Report

Kevin Treese
Program Manager

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the March 2021 donations to the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


15.  Oklahoma School for the Blind Donation Report

Rita Echelle
Superintendent

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the March 2021 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Blind.


16.   New Business

Wes Hilliard
Chair

New Business (“Any matter not known about or which could not have been reasonably foreseen prior to the time of posting.” 25 O.S. § 311).


17.   Announcements

Wes Hilliard
Chair

Date and location of next regular meeting of the Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services:

Next Meeting:
Monday, May 10, 2021 at 10:30
Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Service
State Office
3535 NW 58th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

18.  Adjourn

Wes Hilliard
Chair

Last Modified on Apr 06, 2021
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