Would you like to make a difference in the lives of those who experience blindness, visual impairment or vision loss?
The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our board of directors through Friday, September 14, 2018. Terms are three years in length and begin on January 1, 2019.
Founded in 1952, the mission of the Council is to promote the dignity and empowerment of the people of Wisconsin who are blind and visually impaired. Our guiding core values are inclusivity, uncompromising respect and integrity. The board of directors plays a key role in strategically guiding the Council’s work to fulfill our mission and live our values in dynamic and meaningful ways.
The Council seeks candidates, who are dedicated to our mission, committed to professional excellence and have direct experience with blindness and visual impairment. All board seats are at-large positions, with the majority of members being people who are blind or visually impaired. Up to three members may be sighted and must have a strong connection to vision loss professionally or personally.
Dependability is a must. The board holds quarterly board meetings and one retreat per year in Madison on Saturday mornings. Additionally, all board members are required to actively participate in at least one board committee, with most meetings done by conference call. There is work between meetings that includes document review, monitoring email and serving on ad hoc work groups for special projects.
All board members are expected to make a financial contribution, within their means, serve as ambassadors for the Council in their local communities and utilize their talents and skills to serve the blind and visually impaired community, including our aging population, throughout the state.