GCDE projects

We have general membership meetings three times a year. Between those meetings, established subcommittees meet to work on special projects that were recommended by each subcommittee and approved by the general membership.

Project-focused subcommittees

Governor’s Employer Awards Program
Recognizes and promotes the achievements of employers and individuals who have improved employment opportunities for people with disabilities.  

See the photos from the 2017 Governor's Employer Awards.

Community Outreach
Conducts outreach, information and advocacy events in communities throughout the state.

The Community Outreach Subcommittee met in Moses Lake, Washington in May.  Moses Lake is located in Grant County which is the 2nd largest county in the state.  You can review the meeting summary that was sent to meeting participants and local elected officials.  If you have questions, or are interested in having the Community Outreach Subcommittee come to your community, please contact Melinda Johnson at MSJohnson@esd.wa.gov.

Recruits and evaluates applicants, makes appointment recommendations to the Governor, and supports the development of the potential of the committee's members.  

Youth Leadership Forum

Provides a six-day residential leadership development program for high school juniors and seniors with disabilities.

Resources for students with disabilities:

For more information, please email the committee staff at gcde@esd.wa.gov.

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