DO-IT Staff Member Accepts Committee Appointment

Sheryl Burgstahler, DO-IT Director

On January 1, DO-IT Center Manager Scott Bellman accepted a two-year appointment on the Coordinating Committee of the Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment (GCDE). Scott was nominated by GCDE members as a candidate for the appointment.

The mission of the GCDE Coordinating Committee is to ensure the timely coordination of GCDE activities, as well as provide leadership support and guidance regarding current and future initiatives. Scott’s project management and leadership experience acquired at the University of Washington over the last two decades has prepared him well for this opportunity, and we are excited to strengthen this connection between the GCDE and DO-IT.

Initiatives of the GCDE include the Accessible Communities Advisory, promoted by the legislature to help communities be more welcoming and inclusive for persons with disabilities; the Community Outreach subcommittee, which conducts outreach activities and provides policy recommendations to both rural and urban communities; the Governor’s Employer Awards, designed to recognize organizations and individuals who lead in the field of employment inclusion; and the Youth Leadership Forum, an innovative multi-day leadership training program for high school juniors and seniors with disabilities.