FIVE YEAR STATE PLAN FFYs 2012 – 2016
SECTION I: COUNCIL IDENTIFICATION
The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) was established on October 28, 1971. The GCDD is authorized under Minnesota Statute 16B.054 and 16B.055. Colleen Wieck is the Executive Director.
State Plan period: October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2016.
Membership Rotation Plan: The GCDD is composed of 25 members appointed for three-year terms with a maximum of two consecutive terms. Each member is appointed by the Governor from among state residents. The GCDD members represent the Departments of Education; Employment and Economic Development, and Human Services; the Institute on Community Integration (University Center for Excellence) and the Minnesota Disability Law Center (Protection and Advocacy system). Nongovernmental agencies and private nonprofit organizations are also represented.
Current GCDD Members:
Stevie K. Nelson
Jeff Pearson, Chair
The Designated State Agency (DSA) for the GCDD is the Minnesota Department of Administration. The DSA was designated in 1991. Spencer Cronk is the Commissioner of the Department.
The GCDD does not provide or pay for direct services to persons with developmental disabilities. The GCDD does not have a Memorandum of Understanding with the DSA.
Roles and Responsibilities of the DSA related to the GCDD: The Minnesota Department of Administration is one of the oldest state agencies. Its mission is to help customers succeed. It has a wide range of activities that serve citizens and state government.
As the DSA, the Department of Administration provides administrative services for the GCDD including financial management and reporting, human resources, information technology support, disaster recovery planning, real estate management services, risk management insurance, and overall supervision and support services.