Become a Member
FRC is currently encouraging applications for the following council seats:
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who are Council Members?
- Members are appointed by the governor. FRC members work in strategic partnership with VR to increase the employment of people with disabilities in competitive, integrated jobs of their choice, and in keeping with their skills and abilities. The FRC may have up to 25 members. The Rehabilitation Act establishes who serves on the FRC. Our members include:
- Current or former applicants or recipients of VR services including Pre-ETS
- Representatives of disability groups or individuals
- Representative of a parent training and information center
- Representative of VR Counselors (non-voting)
- Representatives of business, industry and labor
- Representative of a Community Rehabilitation Program
- Representative of a Recognized Native American Tribe in Florida
- Representative of the FDOE IDEA Program
- Representative of the Client Assistance Program
- Representative of the State Workforce Investment Board, and
- Representative of the State Independent Living Council
- How Often Does the Council Meet?
- Does the Council pay for the Cost of Council-related Travel and Participation for its Members?
- How Long do Members Serve?
- Are Council Members Paid for Their Time?
- The FRC conducts four meetings per year in different areas of the state, and one conference call between quarterly meetings. Members must be able to participate in these meetings, calls and activities.
- Yes, council members’ expenses incurred due to travel and lodging for FRC related activities are reimbursable and follow the laws, policies, and procedures established by the state of Florida.
- Members may serve up to two 3-year terms.
- Contact Roy Cosgrove or Kim Thomas at 850-245-3397 or FRCCustomers@vr.fldoe.org.