Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council

Pursuant to Executive Order 2016-11, the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is an independent agency created by a Governor's Executive Order (EO1994-23, EO2007-49, and EO 2012-15) in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act that requires each state to establish a SILC to be eligible for federal funding under the Act.
The Commission is comprised of 16 members, 11 of whom are appointed by the Governor. Members will serve three-year terms, after the initial term of appointment.  Appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.
 
 
Statute
 
 
Contact Information
 
Rodney Craig
Interim Executive Director
Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council
Phone: (517) 371-4872
Email: rodney@misilc.org 
  
Members
 
Gabriella Burman, Huntington Woods
Term expires 12/31/18
Represents advocates of, and for, individuals with disabilities

Michael Hamm, White Cloud
Term expires 12/31/18
Represents individuals with disabilities

Kelsey Kleimola, Ypsilanti
Term expires 12/31/18
Represents individuals with disabilities

Rebecca Parten, Dearborn
Term expires 12/31/18
Represents individuals with a disibility and advocates of, and for, individucals with disabilities 

Mairead C. Warner, Melvin
Term expires 12/31/19
Represents individuals with disabilities
 
Alexander Darr, Brighton 
Term expires 12/31/19
Represents individuals with disabilities
 
Aaron M. Andres, Marquette
Term expires 12/31/19
Represents individuals with a disability
 
Robin L. Bennett, Canton
Term expires 12/31/19
Represents organizations that provide services for individuals with disabilities, including, but not limited to, private businesses, and individuals with a disability
 
Lisa A. Cook-Gordon, Melvin
Term expires 12/31/20
Represents parents or guardians of individuals with disabilities

Sara E. Grivetti, Midland
Term expires 12/31/20
Represents individuals with disabilities
 
Mark Pierce, Holt
Term expires 12/31/20
Represents directors of centers for independent living within this state
 
Ex-Officio Members
 
Designee of the Director of Michigan Rehabilitation Services
Designee of the Director of the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
Designee, a representative from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, designate by the Director of the Department of Civil Rights, who works in the Division on Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing
Designee, a representative from the Michigan Department of Education, designated by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, who works in the Office of Special Education
Designee, a representative from the Department of Health and Human Services, designated by the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services, with knowledge of all programs within the Department of Health and Human Services impacting individuals with disabilities.