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Michigan SILC Voting Membership Seats Open for Governor Appointments

 

The Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council (MiSILC) currently has four voting member vacancies with a fifth voting member seat becoming vacant on May 2, 2019. They are looking for qualified candidates that reflect statewide geographic diversity as well as demographic and disability diversity. The majority of the council, both non-voting ex officio members and voting members, must be comprised of a majority of people with disabilities who are neither state nor CIL employees. Ideal candidates from CILs include current and former CIL board members and consumers knowledgeable about CILs and independent living. If you know anyone who may be interested in serving, please pass along this opportunity.

 

Council members serve a three year term and are eligible to serve a second three year term if re-appointed by the Governor. No council member may serve more than six consecutive years (unless they are finishing a partial term of another council member who resigned or otherwise left the council mid-term).

 

At this link, please find an overview of the Michigan SILC’s purpose and role in promoting and supporting Independent Living throughout Michigan. A link to the current SPIL and the Governor’s online appointments portal are included in the document. Anyone interested in being considered for the MiSILC vacancies is encouraged to apply immediately.