Donald Le Ber, Chair of the Nomination and Board Development Committee
Did you know that Western New York Independent Living is a consumer controlled, consumer directed, consumer run community-based organization? Did you know that our Board of Directors, By-Laws, must be a majority of people with disabilities? Did you know that this is recruitment time for WNYIL, where we are actively seeking people with disabilities who want to help us navigate the future of services, programs, and community involvement for people with disabilities in Western New York?
If you are interested in considering to be a member of the largest disability run organization in WNY, please send a letter of interest, with your resume and/or a letter telling us about yourself, what you can offer, and why you would like to be on the Board to:
Donald Le Ber, Chair of the Nomination and Board
WNY Independent Living, Inc.
3108 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214
We are looking for people with disabilities (any kind) age 18 or older from any of the upper 6 Counties of WNY (Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, and Cattauragus). We are looking for people of any race, religion, sex, gender, religion and anything else you can think of. WNYIL embraces diversity in its programing, hiring, and most important on our Board. We can only grow if the whole community helps this organization. We are looking for people who:
Have received services from any one of our Family of Agencies:
- Independent Living Center of Erie County
- Independent Living of the Genesee Region
- Independent Living of Niagara County
- Mental Health Peer Connection
- Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service
We are looking for teachers, lawyers, laborers, students, business owners, accountants, social workers, family members, and so on.
So now you know who we are, what we are, now it’s your turn to become part of our Family. Please feel free to call Chief Executive Officer, Doug Usiak, at 716-836-0822 ext. 117 for more information.
The Board meets monthly at 6:00 p.m. and if you become a member will be expected to serve on at least 2 committees ranging from Finance to Public Policy. We have something for everyone.
Take this opportunity to express your interest and become a part of an exciting organization that promotes and provides Education to Empower people with disabilities to be Equal partners in our communities. Send in your letters and resumes to the above listed address by March 15, 2019.