The NC Council of Community Programs is seeking nominations for people to serve on an Organizing Committee for a new, statewide, consumer advocacy and support organization. The organization is being formed as a result of action from the NC General Assembly (HB-1888) in 2007. We anticipate that the Organizing Committee may eventually form a Board of Directors for the new organization. We are seeking nominations (including self nominations) of people with mental illness, developmental disabilities, or substance abuse problems.
Nominees should have some volunteer experience in organizations that help people with disabilities. Nominees will be expected to demonstrate their commitment to self-determination, teamwork, collaboration, and consumer empowerment. A nomination form is attached. Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.
Please submit your nomination by April 15, 2008 to the NC Council of Community Programs, 505 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. The email address is Michael@nc-council.org and the fax number is 919-755-0697. If you have questions or comments please send them to me and I will forward them to one of the consumers who are already helping with this project. Thanks.