LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer named an Escanaba man to the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council .
Daniel A. Paul is the president of Self-Advocates of Michigan and the president of the Delta County Regional Inclusive Community Committee.
Paul is appointed to represent an individual with a developmental disability elected to the board of Self-Advocates of Michigan to represent self-advocates, for a term commencing December 5, 2019 and expiring September 30, 2020.
He succeeds Todd Koopmans who has resigned from the Council.
The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council acts as an advocate for people with developmental disabilities to increase access to appropriate treatment, services, and habilitation.
The Council’s objectives include supporting and encouraging people to take control of their lives through community-wide, results-oriented action; channeling federal funds, in the form of grants, where they can do the most good; and maintaining and financially supporting a very effective system of local networking groups across the state known as "regional inclusive community coalitions," or RICCs.
This appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.