Job Description for Council Chairperson


  1. Chair all meetings of the statewide independent living council (SILC) and/or SILC executive committee
  2. Represent the SILC in supervising SILC staff; attend meetings and activities with individuals, other entities and groups; and speak publicly on the SILC’s behalf
  3. Lead planning efforts of the SILC
  4. Support council to develop and monitor outcomes of the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL)
  5. Sign the state’s plan for independent living on behalf of the entire SILC.
  6. Oversee and coordinate the work of any and all SILC-designated committees or work teams
  7. Facilitate development of new independent living leaders within the state


  1. Commitment to “consumer control”
  2. Support for equal access and equal opportunity
  3. Commitment to full integration of people with disabilities into all aspects of society
  4. Possession of honesty, integrity, and respect for the values of others
  5. Adherence strong, personal ethics, including maintaining confidentiality and avoiding conflict of interest or self-dealing.


  1. Ability to lead.
  2. Knowledge about centers for independent living and independent living services; and the roles of the Council and Centers for Independent Living
  3. Ability to represent individuals with disabilities while working with others from diverse backgrounds
  4. Experience actively participating in meetings

TIME PER MONTH (excluding travel time)