ACAC Committee Structure
The Committee must include:
- Consumers who experience disabilities
- Family members of a person who experiences a disability.
- Individuals who represent disability populations, agencies or professionals in the field and from diverse geographic areas of Jefferson County.
Members must have:
- A passion for creating community that's accessible to all.
- An interest and experience in the world of disability.
- A desire to raise the awareness of disability issues.
- A commitment to serve on the Committee.
- The ability and willingness to meet attendance requirements.
- A commitment to actively participate in the grant-funded project lifecycle.
When applicable, the Chair and Vice Chair will work with Public Health staff for consultations between meetings, to plan meeting agendas and coordinate Committee membership recruitment.
- Nomination and selection of Committee positions will occur every two years.
- Generally, it will be expected that the previous year’s Vice Chair will move into the Chair position and a new Vice Chair will be nominated and elected to serve.
- Each term is for two years, but positions can be held by the same person in consecutive terms by election.
Other sub-committees will be appointed as standing sub-committees or as ad hoc sub-committees, to conduct activities or the business of the ACAC.
- A simple majority of current members need to be present in order to conduct business at ACAC meetings.
- If a member of the Committee has a conflict of interest, they will need to recuse themselves from voting.
Joining the Committee
- Individuals who wish to serve on the Committee shall contact Public Health staff and submit a letter of interest regarding their experience, ability to meet attendance requirements, and include the category (consumer, family members, or agency representative) that they wish to represent on the ACAC.
- Committee applicants shall be screened and recommended by the Chair, Vice Chair and Public Health staff.
- Every year, a list of current Accessible Community Advisory Committee members are sent to the Jefferson County BOCC, (current ACAC Membership List), along with the Letter of Renewal of Jefferson County's Assurance for the Accessible Communities Act (Jefferson County ACAC Letter of Assurance).
- New applicants will be included with the Jefferson County BoCC Letter of Renewal of Jefferson County's Assurance for the Accessible Communities Act. This is sent yearly to the Governor’s Committee on Disability and Employment.
- Membership terms are two calendar years beginning in January. A member can serve two consecutive terms. Further terms can be approved with the recommendation of the Chair, Vice Chair and Public Health staff. Membership openings may be publicly advertised.