Breaking Ground 102 - Introduction by Wanda Willis

Dear readers,

We have all weathered some very unusual times these past few months. I have been reminded again of how important it is for the Council to stay deeply connected to our disability community across the state.

In this issue of Breaking Ground, you’ll read about how that connection has allowed us to serve a unique role during the COVID-19 crisis. You’ll also read about why your input is needed right now to help guide the Council’s work for the next five years.

Times of crisis tend to clarify the things that are most important in our lives.  I hope you have found a solid circle of support, even as we all stayed apart. I am more grateful than ever for the love of family, for the important work of the Council, for our amazing staff who make it happen through every challenge – and for each one of you.

The needs in our disability community have been great through this crisis. Many still face hardship as we work our way toward a new normal. Our community will be more important than ever as we look for ways to support each other. The Council will continue to listen and respond to the needs that emerge, as we also continue our critical, long-term work.

Thank you for being a part of this remarkable community.


Wanda Willis
Executive Director