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MCB Statutory Advisory Board (SAB) Meeting - Virtual

Friday, April 9, 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, April 9, 2021

12:00 to 2:00 pm ET

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 915 8510 1446

Passcode: 040921

Phone: 1-646-558-8656


  • Chair Opening
  • Vote to accept the March 12th, 2021 Minutes
  • Welcome to any members of the public attending the meeting
  • SAB Members - On budget
    • Status of approx. $853,000 s restored by legislature to MCB budget after Governor’s veto?
  • Commissioner Update-Next year’s budget and impact of COVID-19 on staff and consumers.
  • Commissioner Update-Ways MCB assist the blind to make COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
  • Commissioner Update-Ease of use of new phone system.  Progress listing MCB events on Newsline; other efforts to make consumers aware of upcoming events.
  • Deputy Commissioner Update-Mental Health Counseling for MCB Consumers. Discussion.
  • Commissioner Update-Status of Springfield office
  • SAB Member-Dashboards to track MCB performance. SAB Member-Strategic plan to track employee performance, service delivery and telework
  • SAB Member-Report on recent BSCB meeting.
  • SAB Member-AIM Library.
  • Other business
  • The next two SAB Meetings will be held at noon on May 14th and June 11th