As outlined in Bill S-66 and Act 107 of 2016, the Vermont Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind (D/HH/DB) Advisory Council was established in the spring of 2016 and is required to submit an annual report to the Legislature and Governor’s Office with updates and any recommendations. The Council is made up of members that bring a unique blend of experience and knowledge from the professional, community and family perspective. The Council is guided by its mission statement as follows:
The mission of The Vermont Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind Advisory Council is to improve the lives of all Vermonters who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or DeafBlind by recommending policy that promotes diversity, equality, awareness and access.
The role of the Council is to continue to make recommendations to the Legislature and the Governor’s office in order to shape quality improvement initiatives and policy implementation for those individuals who are D/HH/DB and are in need of services and resources in Vermont for which there is a current lack of.
Details pertaining the Vermont Statue and Board Members. Here lies below all of the agendas and meeting minutes from the past few years.
Upcoming Meetings for 2023
Our council meetings take place on the third Thursday every other month. Our next upcoming council meetings will be held on these following dates: January 19th, March 16th, May 18th, July 20th, September 21st, and November 16th from 9:30 am to 12pm. If you wish to attend, please contact Sabine Perry, Spenser Weppler or Laura Siegel.