Political Action Committee: 4/29/20 at 5pm on Zoom

The Next Political Action Committee Meeting will take place virtually on April 29th at 4pm.

Please note, you will need to register ahead of time to access this meeting.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqcemurDwjHdynEEQeO2Yy9imRFd9QF54j

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you are new to zoom: 

  1. If you haven’t already, sign up for a free Zoom account: https://zoom.us/signup

2. Go to:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqcemurDwjHdynEEQeO2Yy9imRFd9QF54j to register to attend this meeting.

3. You will be asked for your name and a valid email address.

This is so we can take attendance instead of using a sign-in sheet.

4. You will receive an email with a unique-to-you link with instructions to join the meeting.

5. On the day and time of the meeting, click the link to join, and enter the password.

If you have any difficulty registering, please email Rhiannon Maycumber at Rhiannonm@westsiderc.org.  

PAC Mission: Initiates and oversees efforts to build relationships with local state legislators, to keep them informed about issues regarding developmental disabilities, and to ensure their support of continued funding for regional centers. Specific activities include arranging face-to-face meetings, sending information to lawmakers, and participating in activities that need to be politically addressed.

The PAC is looking for new members who would like to get involved with legislative advocacy! We are actively meeting with our local state legislators and will be growing our initiative to include advocacy with local and county officials in 2020. Please come out to the meeting to share ideas and hear about Westside’s political outreach activities. All are welcome! No RSVP required.

Upcoming Board of Directors Meeting (Virtual)

The next Westside Regional Center Board of Directors meeting will be May 6th 2020 at 6:00pm. This meeting will be held virtually on Zoom. Instructions to join are as follows:

  1. If you haven’t already, sign up for a free Zoom account: https://zoom.us/signup
  2. Go to: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJQvduCvrDksHB7RAPpv1QyukqFS_9NrFQ to register to attend this meeting.
  • You will be asked for your name and a valid email address.
  • This is so we can take attendance instead of using a sign-in sheet.
  1. You will receive an email with a unique-to-you link with instructions to join the meeting.
  2. On the day and time of the meeting, click the link to join, and enter the password.

Spanish interpretation will be available upon entering the meeting.  

If you have any questions, please contact the Board Liaison: kateh@westsiderc.org

WRC’s Self-Determination Local Advisory Committee: Zoom Meeting on 4/29/2020

Public Information Sessions to Present the 2020 Community Resource Development Plan (CRDP)

Please join Westside Regional Center in a discussion regarding a new community resource development plan, called the (CRDP).

Come learn about the CRDP and how it can help you and your family member with needed resources.

Provide us with feedback about what services are needed in the community and how this can help you and your family member(s).

You input is valuable. Please share your voice!

Two Information Sessions:

Tuesday, March 10th from 5:00pm-7:00pm

AND

Monday, March 16th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Where:

Westside Regional Center

5901 Green Valley Circle

Culver City, CA 90230

Spanish interpretation & translated meeting materials will be provided.

Please RSVP to (310) 258-4013 or traininginfo@westsiderc.org

Public Meeting to Discuss Disparities in Accessing Regional Center Services

Click here to download the flyer. 

Meet the new Chair of the WRC Board of Directors!

Dr. Sofia M. Vergara is the new Board Chair at WRC. She earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from Loyola Marymount University (LMU), as well as her Masters there in Secondary Education. Since 2017, she has been teaching university classes on Disability and Multiculturalism in Special Education at LMU. For the past 14 years, she has also taught Spanish at New Roads High School in Santa Monica. She earlier graduated from UC Berkeley with a major in Political Science and double-minors in Spanish and Disability Studies. More recently, she along with a colleague have launched a new nonprofit, Bridges to Inclusion, to provide services to empower educators, families and students with disabilities. A life-long learner, dedicated educator, and motivated and inspiring advocate, she was unanimously elected as the first client to lead in the history of WRC. Congratulations Dr. Vergara!


¡CONOZCA A LA NUEVA PRESIDENTA DE LA JUNTA DIRECTIVA DEL WRC!

La Dra. Sofía M. Vergara es la nueva presidenta de la Junta Directiva del WRC. Cuenta con un doctorado en Liderazgo Educativo para la Justicia Social y una maestría en Educación Secundaria, ambos por la Universidad Loyola Marymount (LMU). Desde 2017, imparte clases sobre las discapacidades y el multiculturalismo en la educación especial en la LMU. Por otra parte, lleva 14 años enseñando español en New Roads High School en Santa Mónica. Anteriormente, se graduó de la carrera de Ciencias Políticas con especialidad (minors) en Español y Estudios sobre la Discapacidad, en UC Berkeley. Más recientemente lanzó, junto con una colega, una nueva organización sin fines de lucro, Bridges to Inclusion, con el fin de brindar servicios para fortalecer a los educadores, familias y estudiantes con discapacidades. Aprendiz permanente, educadora dedicada y defensora motivada e inspiradora, fue elegida por unanimidad como la primera clienta en encabezar el WRC en su historia. ¡Felicidades!

 

 

WRC Board of Directors – Meeting Schedule and Agenda

Next BOD Meeting is January 8, 2020

Click here to download the Agenda. 

Board of Directors Meeting

November 6, 2019 at 6:00PM

AT WESTSIDE REGIONAL CENTER – DANNEKER BOARDROOM

The Board Meeting is being held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 6:00PM at Westside Regional Center 5901 Green Valley Circle, Mike Danneker Boardroom on the 3rd Floor, Culver City, CA 90230.

To view the agenda for the meeting click here.

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda November 6, 2019

All Board Meetings Take Place At Westside Regional Center, 3rd Floor, Danneker Board Room. Everyone from the community is welcome. Committees meet different conference rooms.