Directors Travels

Directors Travels

Sunday December 2, 2018 – Beginning of Hanukkah 2018

Monday December 3, 2018

I’ll be attending the Self-Determination local advisory committee meeting chaired by VMRC Vice President Claire Lazaro. Learn more about the committee:

Tuesday December 4, 2018

The Board’s Legislative Committee chaired by Candice Bright will be presenting on the outcomes of the legislation the committee followed this year which includes all the bills that became law and the regulations in current review. The committee will present in Stockton from 10-11:30 am and Modesto from 1-2:30 pm. Learn more about this committee at:

The American Network of Community Options & Resources (ANCOR) will host a webinar from 11 am to 12 pm “Advocating for an Inclusive Workforce: A Roundtable About Supported Employment“. Description of the webinar: “Advocating for an inclusive workforce can help foster relationships and bring individuals towards greater independence. Whether you are helping individuals develop the skills they need to be able to work in an ice cream shop, supermarket or out in the community, learning from each other can help strengthen your agency.”

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Weekly meeting with the Senior Leadership (Directors and Assistant Directors), Katina Richison manager of the Special Projects unit will be providing an update.

The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities will be hosting a webinar, “Next Steps in Quality Measurement for Person Centered Planning” which will highlight three important efforts to measure quality through a person-centered lens, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm.

The Finance and Personnel Committee chaired by the board Treasurer, Elizabeth Victor-Martinez, will be meeting in the Cohen Board room from 5 – 6 pm. Learn more about this committee:

The Executive Committee will be chaired by the committee’s vice chair, Claire Lazaro, Vice President, from 6-7 pm in the Cohen Board room. Learn more about committee:

Thursday December 6, 2018

The VMRC Leadership and our team of Person Center Services Coaches will be attending our final facilitated meeting and training all day in the Cohen Board room. After this meeting we’ll continue to work with the coaches ongoing in an effort of continuous organizational improvements.

I’ll be attending the regular update meeting for Director Nancy Bergmann’s advisory committee on Self-Determination hosted by DDS.

I’ll be attending the Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5 pm at the Capitol West Steps. This year the honoree will be Kiran Dong (Age 7) from the North Los Angeles County Regional Center (NLACRC).

Friday December 7, 2018

We’ll be hosting the annual Micro-Business Fair in our Cohen Board room from 9-1 pm featuring businesses owned by our consumers.

I’ll be attending the holiday luncheon and annual tree ornament exchange for the San Andreas office.

I’ll be attending the 40th Anniversary celebration of Disability Rights California in the State Capitol from 4-6 pm.

Saturday December 8, 2018

I’ll be attending the meeting of the Self-Advocacy Council which will include the campaigning and elections officers. The meeting will be at The Arc Amador County, 75 Academy Dr, Sutter Creek.