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  Agenda Item # 8.F.       
Bexar Senior Advisory Committee
Meeting Date: 03/09/2018  
Title:    Member Development and Advocacy Report on 2/28/18 Meeting

MEMBERSHIP:
   X Brenda Dever-Armstrong, Chair    X Philip Jackson
   X Jo B. Alexander    X Ed Keely
   X Barb Dampman    X  Jene Liaci
   Gregory Garcia    Misty Suarez
   Michael Goldberg    X Paula Wanken, Staff Liaison
   X Doris Griffin    

2018 PRIORITY GOALS:
The Member Development and Advocacy Subcommittee will:

1. continue to arrange for presentations for each BSAC meeting--for the purpose of training or advocacy--on the (3) priority needs of transportation, aging in place, and caregiver issues;

2. continue to work on membership diversity to meet demographic requirements outlined in the bylaws; and

3. continue to support the advocacy efforts of the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature and the Bexar County delegation election process.
TOPICS DISCUSSED:
The 2018 schedule for presentation speakers was discussed. All slots for 2018 have been filled.  

A member and alternate member nomination was reviewed, as submitted from the Bexar County Sheriff's Office at the request of Sheriff Salazar following the January BSAC retreat.

Paula Wanken provided an update on additional seats being made available to the Bexar County Texas Silver Haired Legislature (TSHL) delegation. Membership is down Statewide, and in an effort to have more representation, the Executive Leadership has allowed those regions who are already at capacity, to recruit additional members. Doris Griffin provided an update on recruitment attempts. One application has been submitted. No election process will need to be followed; Paula will submit the documents to TSHL.
DECISIONS MADE:
The Member and Alternate Member nominations was approved to move forward to BSAC for consideration. 
ACTIONS NEEDED:
Approval of Member and Alternate Member nominations is needed (see item 8.F.1.).
NEXT MEETING DATE:
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
11:30 a.m.
Luby's Cafeteria
8511 Tesoro Drive; San Antonio, TX 78217
STAFF LIAISON CONTACT INFORMATION:
Paula Wanken, Support Services Coordinator
pwanken@aacog.com
(210) 362-5273

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