Independent Living Council, State

Develops, signs, and submits the State Plan for Independent Living jointly with DSHS and Health Services Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Department of Services for the Blind. The Council also monitors and evaluates the implementation of the State Plan. They coordinate activities with the State Rehabilitation Council, the State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind, and other councils that address the needs of disability population.
Board Website
Policy AreaHuman Services
Governor Appointments11
Total Board Positions11
Statutory AuthorityExecutive Order 04-05
Public Disclosure Required?No
Senate Confirmation Required?No
Term Length (years)3
Statutory Term Limits
Member Requirements: At least one director of a center for independent living chosen by the directors of centers for independent living within the state. At least one representative of directors of any vocational rehabitation services projects organized by Indian tribes on reservations in Washington and Rehabilitation Act funding. Other representative from center for independent living, parent and guardians for individuals with disabilities, advocates, private business, service providers for individuals with disabilities, and other appropriate individuals. Ex-officio members are representative from state units of DSHS Health Services Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Department of Services for the Blind and other state agencies providing services for individuals with disabilities.