FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 28, 2023
WASHINGTON--The Members of the National Council on Disability (NCD) will hold a two-day in-person Council meeting on Thursday, November 16, 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). and Friday, November 17, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT at the Omni Providence Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island.
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On Nov. 16, following welcome remarks and introductions, Chairman Gallegos will host a fireside chat discussion with former Chair Sandra Swift Parrino; then a brief break; followed by a town hall public comment session about housing concerns and opportunities; followed by a housing concerns panel presentation and questions from the Council. Following a lunch break, a town hall public comment session about transportation concerns and opportunities is followed by a transportation concerns panel presentation and questions from the Council; followed by a briefing on NCD’s upcoming progress report Toward Economic Security, before adjourning.
For the Nov. 17 business meeting, welcome remarks and introductions are followed by the Chairman’s report; Executive Committee report, Executive Director’s report; policy updates; Council member report outs; a break; annual ethics training; and any old or new business, before adjourning.
For the November 16 Council meeting, NCD will have two town hall format public comment sessions focused on housing concerns and opportunities, and transportation concerns and opportunities for people with disabilities. Public comments provides an opportunity for the Council to hear from the community—individuals, businesses, providers, educators, parents and advocates. These comments are important in bringing attention to issues and priorities of the disability community and informing the work of NCD. Additional information on specifics of the topic is available on NCD’s public comment page.
Full information on the event can also be found on our Upcoming Events page.