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Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Committee Executive Team will meet Wednesday, March 29 in Salem - 03/22/17

The Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Committee -- Executive Team meets Wednesday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, Room 280, 500 Summer St. NE, Salem. The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda items include announcements, public comment, new member election, OPA 2 position updates, ASL interpretive services, RFP updates, Deaf Culture training discussion, review of bylaws, review of budget, and comments or concerns.

For those who can't attend in person there is a toll-free phone number: 1 888-808-6929; Participant Code: 4517555.

The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Jeffrey Puterbaugh at 503-947-1189 or Jeffrey.L.Puterbaugh@state.or.us. Requests should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting.
For questions about this meeting, please contact: Theresa Powell theresa.a.powell@state.or.us

About the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Committee:
The committee assists the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Program (ODHHSP) by providing information and expertise on issues affecting individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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DHS to Present at Joint Ways & Means Subcommittee on Human Services in Salem - 03/13/17

As part of Oregon's legislative budget process, this week the Oregon Department of Human Services begins presenting detailed information about the agency, our programs, goals, budget, performance and outcomes we want to achieve.

Here's the upcoming schedule of DHS presentations to the Joint Ways & Means Subcommittee on Human Services (subject to change):
* March 14 DHS Overview presented by Director Clyde Saiki;
* March 15-16 Aging and People with Disabilities presented by Director Ashley Carson Cottingham;
* March 21-22 Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities presented by Director Lilia Teninty;
* March 27 Vocational Rehabilitation presented by Director Trina Lee;
* March 30 Self Sufficiency presented by Director Kim Fredlund;
* April 3-4 Child Welfare presented by Director Lena Alhusseini
* April 6 Central Services presented by Deputy Director Dr. Reginald Richardson;
* April 11 DHS Wrap up presented by Director Clyde Saiki; and
* April 13 DHS/OHA Shared Services presented by Deputy Director Dr. Reginald Richardson and OHA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer Mark Fairbanks

You can watch the hearings live online at https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/citizen_engagement/Pages/Legislative-Video.aspx (you can also watch archived video here);
We will be posting copies of PowerPoint presentations online at http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ABOUTDHS/DHSBUDGET/Pages/2017-2019-Budget.aspx; and
The DHS Communications team will be following the hearings on our Facebook and Twitter feeds at http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/DHSNEWS/Pages/Stay-Connected.aspx.

The Governor's Commission on Senior Services Executive Committee will meet Thursday, March 23 in Salem - 03/09/17

The Governor's Commission on Senior Services Executive Committee will meet on Thursday March 9, 2017 from 1-- 2:30 p.m. at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, 500 Summer St. NE, Room 165, Salem. The meeting is open to the public.

The agenda includes regular commission business, a discussion on the budget, upcoming conferences focusing on aging around the state, Legislative Committee update and building the agenda for the full commission meeting taking place on April 13, 2017. The agenda is subject to change.

Individuals unable to attend in person may call in to the meeting. Conference line: 1-888-363-4735, access code: 3439085.

The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Kelsey Gleeson at kelsey.gleeson@state.or.us. Requests should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting.

For questions about the meeting, please contact: Rebecca Arce, policy analyst at Rebecca.E.Arce@state.or.us.

About the Governor's Commission on Senior Services: The GCSS is dedicated to enhancing and protecting the quality of life for all older Oregonians. Through cooperation with other organizations, and advocacy, we work to ensure that seniors have access to services that provide choice, independence and dignity.

Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Committee to meet Friday, March 17 in Salem - 03/08/17

The Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Committee meets Friday, March 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, Room 473, 500 Summer St. NE, Salem. The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda items include announcements, public comment, old business, subcommittee reports, Aging and People with Disabilities manager updates, new business, and agenda items for next meeting.

For those who can't attend in person there is a toll-free phone number: 1 888-808-6929; Participant Code: 4517555.

The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Jeffrey Puterbaugh at 503-947-1189 or Jeffrey.L.Puterbaugh@state.or.us. Requests should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting.
For questions about this meeting, please contact: Theresa Powell theresa.a.powell@state.or.us
About the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Committee:
The committee assists the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Program (ODHHSP) by providing information and expertise on issues affecting individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Unified Child and Youth Safety Implementation Plan Steering Team to meet Friday, March 3 in Salem - 02/28/17

The Unified Child and Youth Safety Implementation Plan Steering Team meets Friday, March 3 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, Room 137 A-D, 500 Summer St. NE, Salem. The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda items include why a Unified Child and Youth Safety Implementation Plan; child safety vision; steering team charter review; Unified Implementation Plan goals and business objectives; project work streams, priorities and barriers; agenda items for next meeting.

Individuals unable to attend in person may call into the meeting or attend via Skype. Conference line: 1-888-636-3807; Participant Code: 438-914. If you want to follow the presentation online, please join via Skype Meeting at: http://bit.ly/2mI3S8F.

The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Kelsi Eisele at 971-283-1628 or kelsi.p.eisele@state.or.us. Requests should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting.

For questions about this meeting, please contact: Nathan Rix, Executive Projects Director, at nathan.k.rix@state.or.us or Kelsi Eisele, Communication Project Manager, at kelsi.p.eisele@state.or.us.

About the Unified Child and Youth Safety Implementation Plan Steering Team: This steering team provides oversight, adherence to goals, and will monitor and control projects within the Unified Child and Youth Safety Implementation Plan.