The WVSILC is recruiting new members.

Posted: February 23, 2011

The West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council (WVSILC) is recruiting new members to fill vacancies for terms beginning July 1, 2011

The Council (mandated by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and the 2001 WV Independent Living Act) monitors, reviews, and evaluates independent living services provided through the State Plan for Independent Living, developed jointly with the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services.

Please find a description of the Council and the responsibilities of council members, along with a nomination form. Review the responsibilities carefully and apply only if you are willing to fulfill the responsibilities. The Council seeks to maintain representation of all disability groups. If you or someone you know would like to apply for nomination to the Council, please return the completed application form by March 11, 2011. Please feel free to duplicate this notice and the application form and share it with as many individuals as you wish. This information is also available on the SILC Web site at www.wvsilc.org

Applications will be reviewed by, and nominees selected by, the Council. Nominees selected will be submitted to the Governor for appointment to the Council. This process can be lengthy and new members are not always appointed before the terms begin in July. We appreciate your patience. If you have questions or need further information or assistance, please feel free to contact Ann Watts McDaniel, Executive Director at (304) 766-4624.