Audit Committee

Huckleberry Cafe To Go The major duty of the Audit Committee is to oversee the audit of the association’s financial statement, which combines CDSA and the Institute.  It is charged with recommending an auditor to the Board, reviewing records and financial reports of the finance committee and Board, and monitoring other activity to ensure the integrity and sound management of the association.

Finance Committee

The duties of the Finance Committee are to monitor the financial activities of CDSA and its related organizations and advise staff in developing budgets.  The Committee will receive quarterly financial statements and share its observations and concerns with the executive director.

Membership Committee

The committee develops policies on dues and member services and helps develop activities and materials for recruitment and retention of members.

Public Policy Committee

The Committee has responsibility for development of public policy on fiscal (including but not limited to rates) and programmatic issues that shape and drive the service system for people with developmental disabilities. It oversees the association’s strategy regarding the state budget, legislation, and regulatory issues.

Public Policy Subcommittee on Employment

The Subcommittee has responsibility for developing a vision for the future of employment services in California.  The objective is to develop strategies and service directions that will increase the level of employment options for persons with developmental disabilities, achieve community integration, and be economically viable.

Public Policy Subcommittee on Legislation

The Subcommittee has responsibility for:

  • Soliciting recommendations for legislation from members and working with CDSA’s staff and lobbyist to ensure development of bills.
  • Monitoring all legislation that might have an impact on CDSA members and the disability services industry and recommending positions for CDSA.
  • Recommending advocacy activities on legislation when needed.

Public Policy Subcommittee on the State Budget

The Subcommittee has responsibility for:

  • Analyzing the proposed state budget and trailer bill language to define its impact on the disability services industry and CDSA members.
  • Recommending association stances on budget issues and trailer bill language.
  • Recommending advocacy activities on budget issues when needed.

Public Relations Committee

The committee helps develop and coordinate the public image and awareness of CDSA and the disability services industry.