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MCB Statutory Advisory Board (SAB) Meeting - Virtual

Friday, January 14, 2022
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

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

This meeting is being recorded. The recording made by MCB is a public record and will be posted in the near future on MCB’s YouTube Channel.

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Meeting ID: 824 8292 5467

Passcode: 002022

Phone: 1-646-558-8656

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  1. Opening
  2. This meeting is being held via Zoom due to pandemic precautions under the Governor’s executive order granting such virtual meetings.
  3. Confirmation that MCB record SAB meetings, allow for local recordings and make recordings available to the public and that procedure be agreed upon whereby consumers may obtain a recording of the meeting.
  4. Vote to accept the December 6, 2021 minutes
  5. Welcome to any members of the public attending the meeting:
  6. MCB review of FY22 thorough December “Dashboards” for tracking MCB performance. 
  7. Commissioner Update:
    1. Update on areas of discussion at SAB meetings:
    2. Services provided under the $850,000 Earmark:
      1. Spending and referrals to date.
      2. Identification of any impediments to making referrals:
        1. new fiscal system deployment at MCB;
        2. registration issues;
        3. phone system challenges;
        4. please advise the SAB on informing consumers about earmark funding and opportunities
    3. Financials and performance dashboards.
    4. Progress on the private business endeavor.
      1. Discuss recent event with consumers which included the NIB
    5. What are MCB’s FTE’s relative to those contemplated in the Final Budget and if they are sufficient to provide the services budgeted for in the Final Budget.
      1. Please address by account
    6. Other items of note.
    7. Specific areas where the SAB can be of assistance in helping MCB achieve its specific goals and objectives of MCB for 2022.
  8. New Business
  9. Questions from the public