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SILC Membership

Members seated around a table at a SILC Quarterly Meeting 2017

SILC Membership

The SILC TN is governed by a Council appointed by the Governor for two year commitments. The SILC is comprised of Tennesseans with diverse disabilities and advocates for people with disabilities from across the state. The SILC strives to have a membership that is representative of the Center for Independent Living (CIL) consumers across the state.

The Council supports and oversees the work of the SILC TN and the implementation of the  State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) by participating in Quarterly Meetings where they review budgets and SILC and SPIL updates, vote on Council issues, and receive board training. Members also participate triennially in developing the next SPIL in collaboration with the Tennessee Division of Rehabilitation Services and the directors of Tennessee’s CILs. Additionally, SILC members are encouraged to participate in a subcommittee that meets between quarterly meetings as necessary, and addresses a single area of focus in more depth. Subcommittee topics may include SILC Membership, SILC Policies and Procedures,  fundraising, and SPIL development/Needs Assessment.

To apply for the Council, you must submit the following:


These materials are to be submitted to the SILC Executive Director at Nominations are submitted annually to the Governor’s office for review every fall. The annual submission deadline is August 15th. Final SILC members are appointed by the Governor and typically notified of their appointment by the new year.

For more information, review the materials below:

Thank you for interest in the SILC! We look forward to receiving your application.

NOTE: If you need application materials in an alternative format, please do not hesitate to contact Linnet Overton for assistance.