Governor’s Council for Independent Living Accepting Applications

The Washington State Independent Living Council (WASILC) is an eleven member Council appointed by the Governor. The WASILC was established under the authority of Title VII Section 705 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, (P.L. 102-569), and Washington State Executive Order 93-04 as superseded by Executive Order 04-05.

Our Mission

The Washington State Independent Living Council promotes a statewide network supporting the Independent Living Philosophy for people with disabilities through advocacy, education, and collaboration.

Core Values

Choice, Self-Sufficiency, Independence, Voice, Equal Opportunity, Self-Determination, Equal Access, Consumer Control, Self-Direction, Cross-Disability, Self-Advocacy, Respect, Honesty.

Scope of Work

We collaborate activities with five independent living centers, and partner with dedicated organizations across the state who serve Washingtonians with disabilities.

  • We coordinate to develop a 3-year State Plan for Independent Living.
  • We educate to ensure people with disabilities are valued equally and able to participate fully.
  • We advocate for the human and civil rights for all Washingtonians with disabilities.

How You Can Engage

WASILC strives to ensure statewide representation of members who represent a broad range of individuals with geographic, disability, business, ethnic, service provider, advocacy and agency diversity.

If you are committed and passionate about the values and mission of Independent Living or are interested and want more information, please email Kim Conner Executive Director or call 360.725.3695.

To apply, submit an online application to the Governor’s office.



2018

  • About the Council

    The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council is a Federal-State partnership working to plan for and with people with developmental disabilities and their families.

  • Partnerships & Initiatives

  • What We're About

    Developmental Disabilities Council is a Federal-State partnership working to plan for and with people with developmental disabilities and their families.

    Join The Council

    If you are passionate about public policy, and dedicated to improving the lives of persons with I/DD in Washington State, we welcome your application.

    Access For Members

    Council meeting materials, agendas, and forms. You’ll find everything you need to prepare for the next meeting (or review the previous year) right here.