Appointed by Governor:
Thomas J. Martin, Chair (chosen by Council, 1-year term), 1999

Beverly Hamburger, 1997; Andrea P. Johnson, 1997; Joan O. McKinon-Reeves, 1997; Steven A. Towle, 1997; Camelle Bryan, 1998; David B. Collins, 1998; Marcie Roth, 1998; Frank Pinter, 1999.

Nonvoting members: Cari C. Watrous, 1998; Douglas H. Silverman, 1999; one vacancy.

Staff: Polly G. Huston

c/o Division of Rehabilitation Services
State Dept. of Education
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218 - 1696
(410) 554-9437

The Maryland Statewide Independent-Living Council was started in 1988 by the State Department of Education as an advisory body to the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. In September 1993, the Governor established the Council as an independent policy body (Executive Order 01.01.1993.24) in accordance with 1992 amendments to the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 USC 796d).

The Council helps keep persons with disabilities active in family and community life rather than isolated in institutions. It aids them in becoming as self-reliant and self-sufficient as possible. Whenever appropriate, it helps them secure work. To provide and improve independent-living services to individuals with disabilities, the Council coordinates its work with the State Rehabilitation Advisory Council and other agencies.

Every three years, the Council and the Division of Rehabilitation Services jointly develop a multi-year State Plan for Independent-Living Rehabilitation Services. This they submit to the Federal Rehabilitation Services Administration. The Council monitors implementation of the Plan and annually revises it. The next Plan will be submitted in July 1998.

Council members are appointed by the Governor to serve three-year terms.

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