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The New York State Independent Living Council (NYSILC) is seeking candidates interested in serving as volunteer council members beginning in 2023.

The primary responsibility of the council is to develop and monitor the State Plan for Independent Living, which is the blueprint for the programs and services that help New Yorkers with disabilities live independent, integrated lives in the community.

NYSILC is comprised of 26 members from across the state. NYSILC is seeking candidates to replace seven outgoing members. Council members are appointed to three-year terms. New members are assigned mentors to assist with onboarding and acclimation.

NYSILC aims to be representative of New York’s population and seeks diverse membership, including individuals with various disabilities, races/ethnicities, ages, and gender identification, geographically located throughout the state.

Interested individuals should complete an online application form (https://nysilc.org/council/council-member-application) in its entirety. Candidates must respond by June 30, 2022. Refer to the NYSILC background and member expectations (https://nysilc.org/resources/key-documents/other/312-nysilc-background-and-council-member-expectations/file) for more information.

If you have any questions about the application, process, or duties of council members, contact:

  • Current member Stephanie Woodward at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or
  • Brad Williams, Executive Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.