ST. PAUL, Minn. – Sen. John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin) was honored recently when Governor Mark Dayton appointed him Chair of the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD). The Council’s mission is to provide information, education and training to build knowledge, develop skills, and change attitudes that will lead to increased independence, productivity, self-determination, integration and inclusion (IPSII) for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
“This is an honor, and a continuation of my advocacy work on behalf of people with developmental disabilities. We are living in an interesting time when our state is under a federal watch because of the Olmstead Plan. It’s our duty as a state to do a better job of ensuring all Minnesotans have access to employment and services and are able to live the highest quality life possible. By serving as Chair of this Council I will be an even better informed advocate at the legislature,” said Sen. Hoffman.
The GCDD also works with the Minnesota Disability Law Center, the state Protection and Advocacy System, and the Institute on Community Integration. This network of programs works to increase the IPSII factors which help determine quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
For questions Sen. Hoffman can be reached at Sen.John.Hoffman@senate.mn or by calling his office at (651) 296-4154.