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

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

Email: steve@misilc.org

Members

 
Theresa Metzmaker, Lansing
Term expires 12/31/21
Represents individuals with a disability and advocates of, and for, individuals 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
 
Yvonne Fleener, Grand Ledge
Term expires 12/31/2022
Represents organizations that provide services for individuals with disabilities, including, but not limited to, private businesses, and individuals with a disability
 
Patricia Sterling, Sault Ste. Marie
Term expires 12/31/22
Represents parents or guardians of individuals with disabilities
 
Charles William Harrison Jr., Redford
Term expires 12/31/22
Represents individuals with disabilities
 
Mark Pierce, Holt
Term expires 12/31/20
Represents directors of centers for independent living within this state
 
Gabriella Burman, Huntington Woods
Term expires 12/31/21
Represents advocates of, and for, individuals with disabilities
 
Glen Ashlock, Brooklyn
Term expires 12/31/2022
Represents individuals with disabilities
 
Kelsey Kleimola, Ypsilanti
Term expires 12/31/21
Represents individuals with disabilities
 
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.