Minutes from the September 7th, 2021 meeting
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STATE OF CONNECTICUT
SOCIAL EQUITY COUNCIL
September 7, 2021 Special Meeting 10 a.m.
Legislative Office Building (LOB), Hearing Room 1E
300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
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- Call to order and welcome
- Approval of August 5 Council Meeting Minutes (Draft)
- Introduction of ED
- Presentation of 6-month milestones
- Committee discussion (review of responsibilities, identification of chairs)
- Discussion: Requirements for study RFP/Resolution: Policy committee to provide recommendations to Council
A special meeting of the Social Equity Council was held in person on September 7, 2021.
1. Call to Order and Welcome:
Andrea Comer, Chairperson of the Council, noting the presence of a quorum, called the meeting to order at 10:01 a.m.
Council members present:
Edwin S. Shirley
Avery Gaddis, attended virtually
Dr. Kelli Vallieres
Marilyn Alverio, attended virtually
Christine Shaw, designee for Shawn Wooden
Glendowlyn Thames, designee for David Lehman
Staff attending/ presenting: Ginne-Rae Clay, Exec. Director, SEC and Rodrick J. Marriott, PharmD, Director, Drug Control Division, Dept. of Consumer Protection
Andréa Comer, asked for a motion to amend the agenda with the following changes:
Item 4 amended to State introduction of interim executive director, Item 5 to State presentation of six-month milestones and the pathways to licensure process, Item 6 to State committee reports and recommendations, to allow for recommendations and reports from all committees and will include number 7. Ojala Naeem moved the motion.
Discussion on the motion ensued.
Christine Shaw, put forward an amendment to the motion:
Subject to the proviso, that the council make no action on the recommendations until they have been properly noticed to the public, that any new recommendations be taken up in the next meeting. Andréa Comer accepted the amendment.
Christine Shaw made the motion as amended. Michael Jefferson, seconded the motion.
The motion passed as amended, unanimously.
3. Approval of August 5 Council Meeting Minutes (Draft)
Subira Gordon made a motion to approve the minutes as written. The motion was seconded by Michael Jefferson. Glendowlyn Thames abstained. The motion passed unanimously.
4. Introduction of Interim ED
Andréa Comer introduced Ginne-Rae Clay, interim executive director of the Social Equity Council.
5. Presentation of 6-month milestones and pathways to licensure
Rodrick J. Marriott, PharmD, Director, Drug Control Division presented the license types available through the legislation and what the application and lottery process might be and the definitions of the types of licensees.
A discussion ensued.
6. Committee discussion (review of responsibilities, identification of chairs) and discussion of requirements for study RFP/ Resolution: Policy committee to provide recommendations to Council
The committee chairs reviewed their tasks ahead and gave brief reviews of their work.
Finance Committeee chair, Christine Shaw
Governance Committee chair, Ojala Naeem
Outreach Committee co-chairs, Marilyn Alverio/Subira Gordon
Policy Committee chair, Ed Shirley
Workforce Committee chair, Kelli Vallieres
A discussion ensued.
Ojala Naeem spoke of her group’s intention to hold working groups. Christine Shaw suggested that the committee consult with FOI on the intention to hold working groups. Andrea Comer noted that there will be FOI and Ethics training for the council. Glendowlyn Thames mentioned that there can be a hybrid model of committees and working groups that can be effective.
Melissa McCaw suggested a standing item for future SEC meetings to allow for an update by the interim executive director.
Ed Shirley, policy committee chair, reported that the group met and reviewed the RFP and the policy committee recommends that the SEC takes the RFP as written and publish it. Avery Gaddis made the motion. The motion was seconded by Ojala Naeem. A discussion ensued.
Marilyn Alverio, co-chair of the Outreach committee recommended that the Cultural Competency weighting be increased and defined.
Melissa McCaw made a motion to table the motion to approve the RFP so that RFP draft be reconsidered by the policy committee and take the recommendation under advisement and that the SEC meet again to consider the RFP.
Discussion about timing ensued and Andréa Comer addressed timing concerns, and suggested that the policy committee meet within the next week, followed by a special meeting of the council to reconsider the RFP draft.
Christine Shaw seconded the motion to table the motion to approve the RFP. Joseph Williams and Michael Jefferson abstained. The motion passed.
A motion to adjourn was made by Avery Gaddis. Joseph Williams seconded. The motion passed.
Minutes are a draft until approved at a subsequent meeting.