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  • Won passage of updating the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division law, which modernized their services and increased their funding.


  • Successfully advocated for an additional $2 million for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division (DHHSD) for deafblind support services, mental health services in ASL and updates for equipment labs, as well as a study of how to best provide services throughout the state.


  • Five-year plan completed and began the execution of the plan.


  • Passage of the bill to increase funds for the Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MNCDHH) by $200K in 2014 and $500K in 2015. The total budget prior for FY13 is $365K, for FY14 is $564K and for FY15 $865K.
  • Conducted 12 focus groups, 21 one-on-one interviews with key community leaders, surveys and led members and staff to completion of a strategic plan. 
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