Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council

Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-130, 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, EO 2016-11) 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

Steve Locke
Executive Director
Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council
Phone: (800)808-7452
Fax: (517) 371-4875

Email: steve@misilc.org

Current Members:

 
Allen Beauchamp, Negaunee
Represents residents of this state, including residents who represent the underserved or tribal communities
term expires 12/31/21
 
Stephanie L. Deible, Grant
Represents residents of this state, including residents who represent the underserved or tribal communities
term expires 12/31/21
 
Theodore Dorsette, III, Detroit
Represents residents of this state, including residents who represent the underserved or tribal communities
term expires 12/31/21 
 
Theresa Metzmaker, Lansing
Represents individuals with a disability and advocates of, and for, individuals with disabilities 
term expires 12/31/21
 
Frank Animikwam, Okemos
Represents residents of this state, including residents who represent the underserved or tribal communities
term expires 12/31/22
 
Janice K. Lampman, Midland
Represents advocates of, and for, individuals with disabilities
term expires 12/31/22
 
Charles William Harrison Jr., Redford
Represents individuals with disabilities
term expires 12/31/22
 
Jamia Davis, Southfield
Represents residents of this state, including residents who represent the underserved or tribal communities
term expires 12/31/23
 
Yvonne Fleener, Grand Ledge
Represents organizations that provide services for individuals with disabilities, including, but not limited to, private businesses, and individuals with a disability
term expires 12/31/23
 
Melinda Kulasa, Richland
Represents residents of this state, including residents who represent the underserved or tribal communities

term expires 12/31/23

Mark Pierce, Holt
Represents directors of centers for independent living within this state
term expires 12/31/23 
 

 

 
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.