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      February 25, 2010

       
      To Whom It May Concern:
       
      The Iowa Commission for the Blind will meet on Thursday, March 18, at 10:00 a.m. at the Iowa Department for the Blind, 524 4th Street, Des Moines, Iowa, in the Director’s Conference Room.
       
      The tentative agenda is as follows:
       
      10:00   Call to Order and Determination of Quorum
       
      10:05   Approval of Minutes from December 3, January 22, and February 17
       
      10:10   Director’s Report
      Furloughs
      Legislation
      Move to Mercy Capitol
      Closure of Waterloo Office
      Personnel
      State Plan for Independent Living
      New Publication Format
      Social media
      Transition Programming
      Legislative Open House Re-Cap
      RSA Report
      Other
       
      11:30   Deputy Director’s Report
      A.        Financials
      B.        Budget Update
      C.        Gifts & Bequests Fund Update
      D.        Gifts & Bequests Fund Distribution
       
      11:45   Kansas Students
       
      12:00   Presentation by Iowa ABLE—Elizabeth Lind
       
      12:20   *Public Comment
       
                              *Members of the audience may address the Iowa
                              Commission for the Blind with Comments for a
                              period of time not to exceed five minutes. The
                              Commission reserves the right to reduce this time
                              based on the number wishing to speak.
       
      12:35   Time and Place of Next Meeting
       
      12:40   Adjourn
       
      If a member of the public wishes to address the Commission with the intention of getting a Commission response at the meeting, the individual should request permission to be on the Commission agenda. Written requests are due to the Commission office 24 hours in advance of the meeting.
       
      Meetings held by the Iowa Commission for the Blind are accessible to all. If you need accommodations or require special services, please call Tiffany Bickell at 515-281-1336, or 515-281-1355 TTY, prior to the meeting.