WorkAbility I State Advisory Committee
The mission of the WAI State Advisory Committee is to support and represent individual WAI programs on a regional basis, provide input, and review and recommend policy to the CDE.
As provided by Education Code Section 56471 (b), this committee shall include representatives from local WAI projects to ensure ongoing communication. The WAI State Advisory Committee shall be composed of the following voting members:
- State WAI Advisory Board Chair, who will vote only in instances of tie votes
- Ten (10) Regional Managers who represent and are elected by the current membership of their respective regions
- Committee Chairs of the eight (8) following standing committees:
a. Business, Education and Labor Committee
b. Family Transition Network Committee
c. Governmental Relations Committee
d. Human Support Services Committee
e. Mentoring Committee
f. Wage, Labor and Safety Committee
g. Technology Education Committee
h. State and Regional Training Committee
All programs of the WAI State Advisory Committee members must be in good standing. All voting members must be active participants in the WAI program and official employees of the WAI grant recipient. Guests who represent related programs/organizations/agencies, students and families and business partners may attend the WAI State Advisory Committee meetings as needed to provide and/or receive pertinent information.
State Advisory Executive Committee
An Executive Committee of the WorkAbility Advisory Assistant and four (4) members of the WAI State Advisory Committee may be selected at the request of the WAI State Advisory Committee Chair through a vote of the WAI State Advisory Committee to advise and support the Chair in fulfilling duties outlined in Article VI, section B. No recommendation made by the Executive Committee is final without a vote of approval by the WAI State Advisory Committee voting members. The appointment of Executive Committee Members shall be reconsidered each year prior to July 1st.
State Advisory Chair
The WAI State Advisory Committee Chair is elected by the current WAI State Advisory Committee from their membership. The term of service shall be two (2) consecutive years and the election shall be held at the last WAI State Advisory Committee Meeting prior to July 1 in odd numbered years. The Chairperson’s term begins July 1 of odd numbered years. The position receives additional funding from the CDE to assist with additional expenses of this position.
Role and Responsibilities
The WAI State Advisory Committee Chairperson is responsible to:
- Schedule meetings, and prepare, post and distribute agendas in accordance with Article VIII
- Facilitate WAI State Advisory Meetings, ensure minutes are taken, and distribute minutes in advance of the next WAI State Advisory meeting
- Support Ad-Hoc and Standing Committee purposes and functions
- Represent the WAI State Advisory Committee in all official capacities
- Select an Advisory Secretary to serve with the approval of the WAI State Advisory Committee
State Advisory Chair, Alternate
The WAI State Advisory Committee will elect a WAI Advisory Committee Chair Alternate. The Alternate will assist the WAI State Advisory Chair as needed, serve in the absence of the Advisory Chair in all capacities and replace the WAI State Advisory Chair in the event the Chair position becomes vacant. The position receives additional funding from the CDE to assist with additional expenses of this position.
State Advisory Assistant (Secretary)
The WAI State Advisory Assistant is selected by the State Advisory Chairperson with the approval of the State Advisory Committee. The Advisory Assistant records minutes of meetings, ensures their accuracy, and availability, proposes policies and practices, submits various reports to the board, maintains committee records, fulfills any other requirements of the Chair, and performs other duties as the need arises and/or as defined in the bylaws. The Secretary provides items for the agenda as requested by the Advisory Chair. This position receives additional funding from the CDE to assist with additional expenses of this position.