Council Information and Composition
- Are drawn from a broad cross-section of Idaho's society, from as many groups as possible, including un-served and underserved groups such as Hispanic and Native American and urban and rural populations.
- Have 51% of its voting members with a disability.
- Are knowledgeable about independent living centers and the services they provide.
- Has up to 23 people.
- Serve three-year terms.
- May serve a second term.
- Appointed by the governor. (Idaho Code 56-1203)
The Council includes at least one director of a center for independent living chosen by the directors of centers for independent living within Idaho. It also includes:
- Other representatives from centers for independent living,
- A representative from a director from Section 121 Projects (Native American Vocational Rehabilitation),
- Parents or guardians of individuals with disabilities,
- Advocates of and for individuals with disabilities,
- Representatives from private business,
- People with disabilities that represent each region that are not employed by a state agency or a center for independent living,
- People who represent groups that provide services for individuals with disabilities, and
- A member at large.
Ex officio or non-voting members include:
- a representative from the designated state unit, Vocational Rehabilitation;
- Health and Welfare;
- Commission on Aging;
- Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired; and
- Department of Education.
Become a member
If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else to serve on the Idaho State Independent Living Council (SILC) please fill out both the SILC Nomination Form (40B PDF) and Governor's Application (364 B PDF) and include a current resume. Send all forms to the SILC Office at P.O. Box 83702-9601 , Boise, ID 83702. You may scan and email the form also to silc(at)silc(dot)idaho(dot)gov.
SILC Nomination Form ( 40 B PDF)
Governor's Application for Appointment form (364B PDF).