Board & Councils
The Board of Directors
The Board works primarily on issues related to the governance. In collaboration with our advisory councils, the Board approves the priorities, policies and annual budget for Disability Rights Washington. The Board is also responsible for strategic planning and oversight of the Executive Director. The Board meets on the first Wednesday evening of March, June, and December as well as the third Wednesday evening of September.
The Mental Health Advisory Council
The MHAC focuses on mental illness-related issues and meets on first Saturday morning of February, May, August and November.
The Disability Advisory Council
The DAC focuses on all other disabilities and meets on the first Wednesday evening (beginning at 4:30 PM) of February, May, August and November.
All three of the above bodies make occasional changes to their schedules and Disability Rights Washington’s Seattle office is a secure building so one should contact Disability Rights Washington by phone or email prior to attending a meeting. Also, all members receive reimbursement for travel expenses and for members who need them disability-related accommodations are provided.
Completed the Volunteer Application Form to be considered for either the Board of Directors or an Advisory Council position.
Finance and Audit Committee
The Finance and Audit Committee exists to assist the Board in fulfilling its fiduciary oversight responsibilities.
Disability Rights Washington’s Ambassadors are prominent members of our community committed to social justice and the disability rights movement. Ambassadors are devoted to helping Disability Rights Washington increase our visibility and living up to our full potential throughout Washington.
Development and Awareness Committee
The Development and Awareness Committee exists to help ensure Disability Rights Washington has the financial resources necessary for pursuing our mission through funding raising and outreach activity.