Meeting Notes of 9/15/2014 |

Charles County, Maryland

Meeting Notes of 9/15/2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Charles County Commission on Individuals with Disabilities

Charles County Govt. Bldg., Safety Officer Office

Monday, September 15, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00pm


Attendance: Amy Blandford, Tonja Spear, Emily Ferren

(We did not have a quorum; five are needed for a quorum).

Minutes for June will be approved when we have a quorum.


Agency Updates:

Lisa Bryant is no longer at United Way of Charles County.

Earl Knapp is Acting Director for United Way


Tonja received her official membership letter accepting her as a citizens’ member of the Commission. Tonja also started her new position with the

Southern Maryland Independent Living Center on July 21st.


Tony Silva has retired as of September 1st. Thank you for Tony’s service to the Commission.


Emily Ferren has been appointed to the Maryland Statewide Independent Living Council Board. Official installation will be on October 17, 2014 in Silver Spring.


Amy Blandford informed us of a mixer at Thai Palace on Wednesday, October 8th for employers to be aware of opportunities to hire disabled employees. Emily will take brochures to the event for the Commission.


The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council will hold a forum in Howard County on November 17, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. A flyer will be sent out to members. Tonja Spear and Emily Ferren plan to attend.


Amy Blandford has agreed to serve as Vice-President to fill the vacancy left by Tony’s retirement.


We all agreed that we need to recruit additional members.


Next Meeting, October 20, 2014, 3:00 pm

Charles County Government Center, Office of Joane Gulvas –Safety Officer