Independent Living Council of Wisconsin (ILCW)

About the Council

The ILCW is governed by federal, state and local laws, its own charter (articles of incorporation), bylaws, these policies and any other policies approved by the ILCW governing board. Vision Statement Full Inclusion of people with disabilities in society.

The mission of the ILCW is to:

  • 1 Develop a State Plan for Independent Living, in collaboration with other stakeholders.
  • 2 Monitor and accomplish state plan objectives.
  • 3 Full support of the independent living philosophy: allowing people with disabilities to direct the types of service and support they need to live independently.
  • 4 Active systems advocacy for the rights of people with disabilities.
  • 5 Resource development for the expansion of the independent living network in Wisconsin.

The ILCW also adheres to the "independent living philosophy" which is a set of values, principles and beliefs related to people with disabilities and their rights to live independently in the communities of their choice.

The independent living philosophy incorporates the following principles: People with disabilities must have choice over acceptable options for living independently in the communities of their choice.

Acceptable options include accessible and affordable housing, accessible and adequate transportation, access to public participation in community life (architectural, physical, communication, social), and adequate support services to enable an individual to do or accomplish what non-disabled people do or accomplish.

Independent Living Council of Wisconsin (ILCW)
Independent Living Council of Wisconsin (ILCW)

Council Members

Independent Living Council of Wisconsin (ILCW)

Jason Endres

Chair
Independent Living Council of Wisconsin (ILCW)

Scott Luber

Vice-Chairperson
Independent Living Council of Wisconsin (ILCW)

Kyle Kleist

Vice-Chair Elect
Independent Living Council of Wisconsin (ILCW)

Randi Johnson

Secretary
Independent Living Council of Wisconsin (ILCW)

Jason Beloungy

CIL Rep.
Independent Living Council of Wisconsin (ILCW)

LySandra Owens

Independent Living Council of Wisconsin (ILCW)

Eric Riskus

Independent Living Council of Wisconsin (ILCW)

Angela Brenna

Independent Living Council of Wisconsin (ILCW)

Chris Wood