22 Jan SILC Membership
The SILC TN is governed by a Council appointed by the Governor for three 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.
MEET SOME MEMBERS
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 members 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.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for the Council, you must submit the following:
- Application for Council Membership
- A resume
These materials are to be submitted to the SILC Executive Director at LinnetOverton@silctn.org. 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:
- Download SILC Membership Flyer
- Download SILC application
- Download Sample SILC Application
- Download Example of a Resume
- Review Past SILC Quarterly Meeting Agendas
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.
It is the policy of the Statewide Independent Living Council of Tennessee to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; 49 CFR. Part 26; related statutes and regulations to the end that no person shall be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance on the grounds of race, color, or national origin.