The Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council accomplishes much of its work as a result of the efforts of Council members and other steakholders who serve on various committees. These committees work to provide SILC staff and the Council with input, direction and support related to carrying out our responsibilities related to the State Plan for Independent Living and other SILC activities.

Standing Committees:

  1. Executive
  • Meets regularly with the executive director.
  • Provides counsel and oversight to the executive director.
  • Monitors and reviews financial statements.
  • Conducts council business between quarterly meetings.
  1. Nominating & Membership
  • Reviews the demographic profile of council composition to ensure statutory compliance
  • Identifies and recruits appropriate individuals to recommend as candidates for gubernatorial appointments to the council.
  • Solicits council nominations for positions on the executive committee and provides oversite of council elections.
  • Recognizes the contributions and tenure of council members.

Ad Hoc Committees

  1. Assessment
  • Recommends to the council what assessments need to be conducted.
  • Assists with the drafting of assessment/survey instruments.
  • Provides counsel and oversight to staff related to the implementation of survey instruments.
  • Provides reports to the council on assessment/survey data and findings.
  1. Strategies and Outreach
  • Identify issues of importance to Arizonans with disabilities
  • Develop strategies for sharing issues of importance to decision-makers
  • Expand outreach efforts to unserved and underserved Arizonans with disabilities
  • Advise and assist in developing and sustaining collaborations with other disability related commissions, councils and independent living organizations.
  • Explore and recommend opportunities and organizations that could enhance and expand the council’s collaborative network.
  1. Emergency Preparedness
  • Review and provide editorial comment on emergency preparedness issues and/or plans, with a particular focus on addressing functional needs populations.
  • Advise and/or participate in emergency drills and exercises.
  • Promote and support the council’s emergency preparedness presentations and workshops.
  • Participate in the Arizona Partners in Preparedness Conference.
  1. SPIL Evaluation
  • Develop an instrument, methodology and scoring criteria for assessing, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the SPIL.
  • Conduct a periodic assessment and evaluation of the implementation of the SPIL.
  • Report to the council the data and findings of the SPIL assessment and evaluation.
  • Assist with the response related to evaluating SILC in the annual 704 Report.