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DHS news release

October 2, 2006

Program contact: Becky Murphy 503-945-6617
Media contact: Tom Towslee 503-947-5207

Vacancies available on People with (physical) Disabilities Advisory Committee

The Oregon Department of Human Services is seeking individuals interested in physical disability issues to serve on the People with Disabilities Advisory Committee (PDAC).

Prospective members need to reside in Clatsop, Crook, Deschutes, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Tillamook, or Washington counties, should have a background in advocacy related to physical disabilities and be available to meet in Salem up to six times a year and at other times for three hours by video conferencing.

Staff and PDAC members review applications and make recommendations to the director of the Department of Human Services, who appoints members.

The mission of DHS People with Disabilities Advisory Committee is to "critically review and promote programs and policies within DHS by advocating, protecting, and developing services that are essential for enhancing choice, dignity, and independence for people with physical disabilities."