How are Governors’ Committees related to national or local organizations of a similar nature?
The Governors’ Committees are affiliated with and coordinate their activities with many national, state and local organizations. Many also work in affiliation with their State’s Mayors’ Committees. Additionally, the NAGC convenes an annual training conference to share resources and information with its national, state and local partners.
It is the purpose of the state Governors’ Committees, collectively and individually, to promote equal access to employment, programs and services on behalf of people with disabilities and to advocate for the inclusion of all citizens with disabilities into the mainstream of life.
In each state, the Governor’s Committee may be known as a “Commission”, “Council”, or “Office.” Regardless of its title, each state organization typically consists of a Governor-appointed Board whose purpose is to advocate for the equality, independence, and productivity of people with disabilities. The Governor-appointed Boards consist of a cross-section of persons in the community, with strong representation by people with disabilities, their family members and employers.
The specific focus of each state Governor’s Committee is determined by the respective statute or Executive Order in each state. Regardless of its title, each state organization typically consists of a Governor-appointed board whose purpose is to advocate for the equality, independence, and productive inclusion of people with disabilities. The Governor-appointed boards consist of a cross-section of persons in the community, with strong representation by people with disabilities, their families and employers.
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