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NOTICE AND AGENDA
 
     
COMMISSION ON INCLUSION AND ADAPTIVE LIVING
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211 WEST ASPEN AVENUE
12:00 P.M.
1. Call
DAY OF WEEK: Tuesday
DATE: August 23, 2021
   
             
1. Call to Order
             
2. Roll Call
NOTE: One or more Commission Members may be in attendance telephonically or by other technological means.
James Martinez, Chair
Monica Attridge
Alexander Davenport
James Hasapis
Russell Randall, Vice Chair
  James Martinez, Chair   Sakenya Mcdonad
Monica Attridge              Russell Randall, Vice Chair
Alexander Davenport
James Hasapis
             
3. Recommended Protocol for Members and Other Participants

All commissioners should have their microphones on mute to keep the background noise out of the chat room. The chair of the meeting should ensure everyone has an opportunity to speak if they would like. Commissioners should use the chat function to inform the Chair they would like to make a statement and the Chair will announce the Commissioners to speak in the order they appear in the chat.
             
4. Public Participation

The Commission cannot act upon items presented during the Public Participation portion of the Agenda. Individual Commission members may ask questions of the public but are prohibited by the Open Meeting Law from discussion or considering the item among themselves until the item is officially placed on the Agenda. Each public comment or presentation will be limited to five (5) minutes.
             
5. Information Items To/From Inclusion nand Adaptive Living Commission Members
             
A. Jamey Hasapis Commission Member to share article on Age-Friendly Communities.
  Commissioner Jamie Hasapis stated, I work with elder adults that are home bond with different abilities, focusing on how we can deal with ageism how I can work with inclusion on including seniors in decision in our community. In 2032 many people will be the age of 50, we want o look into our communities to make sure we include them in decisions about our community, decisions on housing, adaptability, and accessibility we want to see how we include elders into these conversations.
3 key things we want to enhance personal independence as they age, and to allow them to stay in their home In addition to providing opportunities for residents of all ages to engage in our communities.
Commissioner Jamie Hasapis stated, I will be attending an AARP workshop. Enhancing skills and life lessons, influence and involvement for people age 50 plus. September 22nd and 23rd, they have grants available for different communities we missed out one a grant for livability, but they will open it back up in 2022.
AARP Focused on diversity and inclusion, transportation issues etc, adaptability, easy access to transportation, and this year they did something on coronavirus and  affordable housing, in addition to what would it be accessible and walkable areas for all members of the community but especially seniors. Eventually I would like to council about being involved in the livable community program with AARP.
Alan Keyes, stated, Jamie can present everything to him, and he would take it to the city clerk to see if we can get on a meeting for city council.

Commissioner Randall said he would like to be involved in the process. Alan said we will put it as an agenda item to make sure we have it together properly. Alan, as we move forward, we are waiting from information for council to have our meetings and hybrid meetings at the same time.
Randall stated he appreciates the information on the hybrid
 
             
6. Staff Participation
             
A. Alan Keay, Staff Liaison
             
B. Estella Hollander, NAIPTA
  Estella Hollander- Updates
Two updates, micro transit pilot, this pilot is happening flexible transportation option, not on a fix route or fix schedule similar to uber or lfty this will be in the Huntington and industrial area. So, people can connect to other bus stops and be brought into the hunting industrial. spare lab is a development company that is handling our apps, this is a share ride service. Expected launch date September 13th.
 
Mountain line and metro plan, we have quarterly meetings we have meetings focusing on developing transportation for older adults. We are now doing research on accessibility for wheelchair lifts to bring forth more accessible vehicles.
Commissioner Randall thanked Estella for her participation for the grant. You have done a good job of making sure all your potential clients are represented.
 
             
C. Michele Eisenberg, Student Liaison HOZHONI
 
Michelle Eisenberg, employment manager for Hozhoni representing youth, northern Arizona community of practice team, and am participating in the micro transit project. For this particular project I am focusing on the youth in regard to adaptive living. Spoke on the transition fair, when I have the dates, I will let you know.
Commissioner Randall stated that he sits on a sub committee today that will come up with the dates... .
             
7. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  Approval of minutes for June 22nd 2021
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Alexander Davenport. Second motion to approve by Commissioner Randall
Motion was passed unanimously.
 
             
8. Date of Next Meeting - September 28, 2021
             
9. ACTION ITEMS
             
A. Chris Gluvna Flagstaff Police Department Training Coordinator to present on how Flagstaff
PD ensures that through all its interactions with the public it accommodates for and meets
the needs of people of our community who are differently abled, including those who have
cognitive and social behavioral differences and those with mental health needs.
  Flagstaff unified school district Commission Randall, the institute with developmental disabilities with NAU and the company Divergent are partnering to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for employment opportunity not prevalent or optional to them Now. People with disabilities normally only work in grocery stores restaurant  jobs, work that is not high wage work and is limited to specific locations. Arizona disabilities planning council is funding the project. In the interest of offering greater opportunity with no restriction of location, we are providing technology training for people with down syndrome, cerebral parsley, etc.. It  virtual training for 9 months. The training will be customized to the individual to help them gain skills and knowledge to find jobs. This could be anything from a call center job or something as complex as coding there is no predefine or predetermination on the training and it is customized to the individual. We believe people with IDD haven’t been given the opportunity to have higher skill sets. Divergent has worked with high tech organization and community work. One of the key focus is to appeal to students in under served or rural areas. Commissioner Randall said if anyone needs anymore information reach out to him about it.  
             
10. REPORTS/DISCUSSION ITEMS
             
A. Martin Ince, Mobility Project Manager. Update regarding grant application for improvement
to Buffalo Park.
  Martin Ince stated, 
We have collected most of the information for the grant we are waiting for the Arizona state parks to open up their online grant system.
Shared what the application looked like, list and scope of the project: Replace up to 6 exercise station
Remove railroad ties and regarde. Central parking spaces, accessible route via Gemini exploring different options for completing the sidewalk. Two transit stops, were ew want the sidewalk to be continuous.
Alexander Davenport asked, do you have specific date to submit the grant?

Martin Ince said,  he does not just waiting for the grant application online to open up.
 
Commissioner Randall said thank you for your work on this, I am excited to see the adaptive part being added to the park. We are going to ask you to come back next week to give us and update.
Martin agreed.
Alexander Davenport mentioned allocated funding from visit Arizona initiative a grant program 25 million 20 million dollars for marketing 8 million dollars for outdoors, if we could pass this information on to our community it would be great if flagstaff gets some of these allocated funds.
 
             
B. Jeremy DeGeyter Project Manager for Capitol Improvements City of Flagstaff. Update on
Design Concept 2 regarding Library Accessibility (Ramp)
             
11. AGENDA FOR NEXT MEETING
  Agenda for next meeting September 28th
Martin Ince on the Agenda
Alan Keyes stated, Human Resources will come to the next meeting
 
             
12. ADJOURNMENT

    

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