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January 13, 2020 Commission Agenda

Monday, January 13, 2020

State of Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Service
State Office
3535 NW 58th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Monday, January 13, 2020 - 10:30am

Jace Wolfe, Commission Chair
Wes Hilliard, Commission Vice-Chair
Emily Cheng, Commission Member

Agenda Items

1. Call to Order and Roll Call

Jace Wolfe, Chair


2. Statement of Compliance with Open Meeting Act

Commission Assistant


3. Introduction of Guests

Jace Wolfe, Chair


4. Public Comments

Public Audience

Report Items

5. Introduction of Assistant Attorney General Clayton Eubanks and remembering Rick Olderbak

Jace Wolfe, Chair


6. Presentation of Certificates of appreciation

Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director


7. Presentation of Longevity Certificates

Jace Wolfe, Chair


8. Executive Director's Report

Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director

Executive Director’s report with possible Commission discussion. The report includes state committees, meetings, and training attended by the Executive Director and team; Happy Holidays message to staff; updates on AWARE’s projects including their Pilot Program; and Program Standards, Statistical Research update.


9. Priority Group Updates

Tracy Brigham, Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired Director

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


10. Financial Status report

Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Financial Status FY19 and FY 20 reports as of November 30, 2019 with possible Commission discussion.


11. Personnel Activity Report

Tom Patt, Human Resources Programs Director

Personnel Activity report with possible Commission discussion, as January 3, 2020. The activity report has current FTE status.


12. Legislative Report

Kevin Nelson, Legislative Liaison


13. Unified State Plan

Stephanie Roe, Project Director

Unified State Plan, including Rehabilitation Services portion, review with possible Commission discussion. There is no tangible report at this time.

Action Items

14. December 9, 2020 Commission Minutes

Jace Wolfe, Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the December 9, 2019 Commission for Rehabilitation Services regular meeting minutes.


15., Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Donation Report

Kevin Treese, Program Manager

Unified State Plan, including Rehabilitation Services portion, review with possible Commission discussion. There is no tangible report at this time.


16. Oklahoma School for the Blind Donations

Rita Echelle, Superintendent

Unified State Plan, including Rehabilitation Services portion, review with possible Commission discussion. There is no tangible report at this time.


17. Oklahoma School for the Deaf Donation Report

Chris Dvorak, Superintendent

Unified State Plan, including Rehabilitation Services portion, review with possible Commission discussion. There is no tangible report at this time.


18. New Business

Jace Wolfe, 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).


19. Announcements

Jace Wolfe, Chair

Date and location of next regular meeting of the Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services:
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 10:30 am.
Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
300 NE 18th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105


20. Adjournment

Jace Wolfe, Chair

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