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Become a GCDE member

BECOME A MEMBER

Members volunteer their time and knowledge to support the work of the committee and to benefit the community of people with disabilities in Washington state.

To be considered for 2023 GCDE Membership:

Two applications are required to apply for GCDE membership

  1. The online Boards and Commissions application: https://www.governor.wa.gov/boards-commissions/boards-commissions/apply-serve-board-or-commission.
  2. The GCDE Supplemental Application: email Elaine Stefanowicz, Membership Program Coordinator elaine.stefanowicz@esd.wa.gov to receive this application.

The due date for both applications is October 14, 2022.

Applications received after October 15, 2022, will be considered later if vacancies exist.

If you need assistance with the applications or have questions, contact Elaine Stefanowicz at elaine.stefanowicz@esd.wa.gov or 360-890-3774.

  For complete instructions on how to apply, click here.


Qualifications:

Qualifications list:

  • Have a disability, be a family member of someone with a disability or be an advocate/professional working on behalf of a person with a disability.

  • Have experience working to empower people with disabilities to obtain equality of opportunity or maximum independence.

  • Possess expertise, special skills or resources that will contribute to the activities of the the committee.

  • Have leadership experience in community-based activities which enhance opportunities for people with disabilities.


Responsibilities:

Responsibilities list:

  • Be involved locally and serve as a committee contact to the local community.

  • Help the committee establish relationships with state agencies, local governments, private industry, educational institutions, labor and other private organizations - especially those that serve the disability community to promote equal opportunity.

  • Submit a participation log monthly.

  • Serve as a resource and advocate by alerting the committee to issues, opening doors and working on projects as feasible.

  • Attend and participate in the general membership meetings.

  • Participate in establishing committee policies and actively work towards their implementation.

  • Serve on subcommittees and actively work to support their activities.

  • Respond to mail polls, surveys etc.


GCDE CHAIRPERSON RECRUITMENT

The GCDE Chairperson volunteers their time, knowledge, and leadership to support the work of the committee and to benefit the community of people with disabilities in Washington state.

To be considered for 2023 Chairperson:

Two applications are required to apply

  1. The online Boards and Commissions application: https://www.governor.wa.gov/boards-commissions/boards-commissions/apply-serve-board-or-commission.
  2. The GCDE Chairperson Supplemental Application: email Elaine Stefanowicz, Membership Program Coordinator elaine.stefanowicz@esd.wa.gov to receive this application.

The due date for both applications is October 13, 2022.

Applications received after October 14, 2022, will be considered later if vacancies exist.

If you need assistance with the applications or have questions, contact Elaine Stefanowicz at elaine.stefanowicz@esd.wa.gov or 360-890-3774.

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