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The Council's committees reflect our charge to create system change via advocacy in policy and innovative grant-making.  The Council is led by a  2017 - 2021 Five Year Plan including three goals and respective objectives contained in the Plan. All of our work is based on inclusion and participation in ordinary life by individuals who have not historically been included, be it in schools, recreation, work, or living situations.  

Committees currently in place include Executive, Legislative and Public Policy, and Planning and Grants. The committees' chairpersons are Council members, but community members are invited to participate in all committee meetings and join the Legislative and Public Policy and Planning and Grants committees.

Call or email the Council office if you are interested in joining one of the Council's committees.

Phone: 303-866-9763 Fax: 720-941-8490 or

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee meets on the first and third Friday of every month from 1:30 - 3:30 PM via Zoom. The Committee is elected by the full Council and is comprised of the Chairpersons of the Council's two other committees, the Council-elected positions of Chair and Vice-chair, as well as two at-large positions filled by Council members. This Committee is not open to membership from the public--however, the public is welcome to attend meetings.

The Executive Committee oversees the Executive Director of the Council, the structure of the Council, and due to the make-up of its membership, is able to oversee all of the work of the Council.  

Chair:  Angie Moss

Legislative and Public Policy Committee 

During the months the legislature is in session (January through May), the Legislative and Public Policy Committee meets twice a month on the first and third Monday of the month from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM via Zoom. When the legislature is not in session, the Committee meets on the third Monday from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM via Zoom.

The Legislative and Public Policy Committee guides the Council by actualizing the Council's vision to establish and implement public policy which will further the independence, productivity, and integration of people with developmental disabilities by effecting positive system change. The Committee is guided in its work by the 2017 - 2021 Five Year Plan. Members of the public are welcome to visit during committee meetings and are encouraged to eventually join the committee as voting members. Activities of the Committee include federal and state policy education and analysis, legislation and policy position determination and direct action including providing bill testimony, and writing, phoning, and/or meeting with state and federal legislators.  

Chair:  Ali Thompson

Planning and Grants Committee

The Planning and Grants Committee meets TBD via Zoom. 

The Planning and Grants Committee oversees the development and implementation of the Council's  current Five Year Plan , ensuring all activities further the independence, productivity, and integration of people with developmental disabilities into the community. The Committee is guided by all of the goals and objectives of the Council's 2017 - 2021 Five Year Plan . Committee activities include assuring that Council resources are utilized to work toward the implementation of the Plan's goals and objectives. 

Chair:  Mariah Gillaspie