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May 2021 Commission Meeting

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
Video-Conferencing
Link to the Commission Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/99453553369

Telephone: 1-669-900-9128
Webinar ID: 994 5355 3369

Monday, May 10, 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.  

Melinda Fruendt
Executive Director


 5.   Executive Director's Report

Melinda Fruendt
Executive Director

Executive Director’s report with possible Commission discussion. The report includes Executive Director’s participation in meetings; updates on Executive Projects, SILC, ORC, and OKC Moves Bus Study; and Process Improvement including AWARE, Case Review and Program Standards and Statistical Research updates.


 6.  Priority Group Updates 

Mark Kinnison
Administrator of Vocational Rehabiitation Services

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 March 31, 2021.


 8.   Capital Request

Kevin Statham 
Chief Financial Officer

2023-2030 Capital Request with possible Commission discussion.


 9.   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.


10.   Legislative Report

Kevin Nelson
Legislative Liaison

 

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


11.  Oklahoma School for the Blind Report

Rita Echelle
Superintendent

Oklahoma School for the Blind report with possible Commission discussion. The report will include information on the OSB Jazz Band.


12.  State Independent Living Centers report

Sidna Madden 
Executive Director

State Independent Living Centers report with Commission discussion. The report includes meetings of the SILC Executive Director with various national, state and local boards and organizations covering topics of  legislation, CDC funding for vaccinations, and OKC law enforcement policies.  Updates on programs related to independent living.


13.  April 12, 2021 Minutes

Wes Hilliard
Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the April 12, 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 April 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 April 2021 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Blind.


16.  Oklahoma School for the Deaf Donation Report

Chris Dvorak
Superintendent

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


17.   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).


18.   Announcements

Wes Hilliard
Chair

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

Next Meeting:
June 14, 2021 at 10:30
3535 NW 58th Street
2nd Floor
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
This will be an in-person meeting

19.  Adjournment

Wes Hilliard
Chair

Last Modified on May 06, 2021
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