State Rehabilitation Council Public Hearings

The State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) in collaboration with the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) will hold a series of public comment hearings statewide on the proposed GVRA policy revisions regarding Order of Selection and the implementation of Project Horizon. The State Rehabilitation Council and the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) value input from stakeholders regarding the proposed policy revisions.

The proposed policy revisions are available for review at https://gvra.georgia.gov/state-rehabilitation-council-public-hearings or you may request the written document by calling GVRA Customer Service at 1-844-for-GVRA (1-844-367-4872); TTY users call GA Relay 711.
 
The public hearings are in five locations around the state to solicit comments from a representative and diverse population. The date, time and location for each public hearing are:
 
– Rome Public Hearing:  
August 11, 2016 from 11 am to 1:00 pm
at Goodwill of North Georgia,
154 Hicks Drive,
Rome, GA 30161

  • Savannah Public Hearing:  
    August 16, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    at the Savannah Civic Center,
    301 West Oglethorpe Avenue,
    Savannah, GA  31401

  • Augusta Public Hearing:  
    August 18, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    in the Jack B. Patrick Information Technology Center, Building
    1000, Augusta Technical College,
    3200 Augusta Tech Drive,
    Augusta, GA 30906

  • Columbus Public Hearing:  
    August 23, 2016 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    in the Synovus Room at the Columbus Public Library,
    3000 Macon Road,
    Columbus, GA  31906 

  • Atlanta Public Hearing:  
    August 25, 2016 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    in the Empire Room,
    20th Floor, Sloppy Floyd Building
    200 Piedmont Avenue, S.E., ,
    Atlanta, GA  30334   

All interested persons are hereby given the opportunity to participate by submitting data, views or arguments orally or in writing. Oral comments may be limited to five (5) minutes per person. Registration is not required to attend the hearings; a sign in sheet will be on site for participants.
There will be a Certified Interpreter at each public hearing. If you need auxiliary aids or other accommodations, please contact GVRA Disability Community Liaison, Robin Blount, at (404) 259-1720 or robin.blount@ablegeorgia.ga.gov. 

Written comments must be submitted no later than the close of business at 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by Friday, September 2, 2016. Written statements should be no longer than two pages, double spaced. Comments may be faxed, emailed, or mailed to:
 
Georgia State Rehabilitation Council 
Robin Blount
200 Piedmont Ave. 5th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30338 
Phone: 470-259-1720
Fax:  404-331-3769
Robin.Blount@ablegeorgia.ga.gov 

The state is asking for your input about your future. Be sure to attend a public hearing nearest to you.

Remember: Opportunities are meant to be taken advantage of, not overlooked. This is an opportunity.