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MCB Statutory Advisory Board (SAB) Meeting - Virtual

Friday, January 8, 2021
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Overview of MCB Statutory Advisory Board (SAB) Meeting - Virtual


Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

Statutory Advisory Board (SAB) Meeting

Friday, January 8, 2021

12:00 to 2:00 pm ET


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Meeting ID: 967 6866 4970

Passcode: 01821

Phone: 1-646-558-8656


  • Chair Opening
  • Vote to accept the December 4, 2020 Minutes
  • Welcome to any members of the public attending the meeting
  • Commissioner’s decision to close the Worcester and New Bedford Offices.  The Commissioner’s response to specific written and oral related questions posed by SAB members and members of the public. 
  • Review of financial data recently provided to the SAB
  • Update by Commissioner, with particular focus on concern regarding next year’s budget
  • Identification of each RFR that has been funded by re-allotment funds
  • Did the MCB submit for reallocation for the coming year and if so, do they have a plan?  How are the projects awarded going?  Any update on reopening plan/schedule?
  • Comments by the Commissioner and others regarding the best way to inform consumers of community news and other current developments.
  • Presentation on status of formulating recommendations for new MCB statute
  • Mental Health Counseling for MCB Consumers
  • Other business
  • The next two SAB Meetings will be held at noon on January 8th and February 12th, 2021.