Waconia Man Appointed to Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities
A Waconia man has been appointed to the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities.
According to the Chaska Herald, 2016 Waconia City Council candidate and disability advocate Noah McCourt has been appointed to the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities.
“McCourt has an interest in probate law and wants to prioritize nurturing self-advocacy, creating effective and pertinent public policies and engaging individuals with disabilities in the civic process including initiatives in voter education and voter registration drives,” Gov. Mark Dayton reportedly said.
The council is responsible for increasing public awareness, reviewing federal and state plans, existing and proposed legislation and regulations, administering and evaluating federal grants, and implementing a five-year plan to increase the independence, productivity, self-determination and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities and their families, the article said.
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