City of Coral Gables

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File #: 19-8944    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Minutes Status: Noted and Filed
File created: 7/3/2019 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 8/27/2019 Final action: 8/27/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Advisory Board on Disability Affairs Meeting of June 5, 2019.
Attachments: 1. Cov Memo mins 06 05 19, 2. 06 05 19 W Exhibits, 3. CITY CLERK OFC Attendance Form 06 05 19


Advisory Board on Disability Affairs Meeting of June 5, 2019.


Quorum was reached


Acknowledgment of new Board members

Two new Board members Ms. Vanessa Liebl and Ms. Philippa Milne were introduced and welcomed.


CILSF - Ms. Paola Villanueva - Services Provided

Ms. Villanueva addressed Board regarding various programs offered by CILSF and advised of upcoming training such as Money Management

which could be made available in groups of 7 or more. 


Affordable Housing - Ms. Philippa Milne

Ms. Milne updated the Board on the progress of ongoing project in conjunction with ROOF (Residential Offering of Florida) regarding affordable

 housing for individuals with disabilities.


Casa Familia Accomplishment -Ms. Marie Whitehurst

Ms. Whitehurst informed Board Casa Familia was recently awarded by Florida Housing Finance Corporation nineteen million dollars to be utilized

towards building affordable residential community for persons with disabilities.


Inviting Guest Speakers - Ms. Mary Palacio-Pike

Ms. Palacio-Pike addressed Board regarding Florida Attorney living with Autism which would be great to invite to attend future meetings.


Adventure Day for All Event

Ms. Elejabarrieta advised event will be October 12, 2019.  Current list of resources distributed, and Board asked to review as well as add further

 information if available. 


Business Award Program - Ms. Ericka Kofkin

Ms. Kofkin advised Board application has been updated and should be completed by Friday, June 14, 2019.


Supper Club - Ms. Debbie Dietz - Ms. Dietz updated Board regarding Supper Club.


Social Club - Ms. Bonnie Blaire - Ms. Blaire updated Board regarding Social Club.  


Parks & Recreations - Ms. Jennifer Denk

Ms. Denk stated she is a music therapist for the upcoming summer program and ideas regarding program.


Next meeting scheduled for July 3, 2019