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Jenny Buechner, NAD Board Member for Region 2, explains what the process looks like for submitting your priorities to the NAD. #NAD2014

Video description and transcript:

Video begins with the NAD logo in red and blue. The NAD logo then transitions to the same logo but in green and peach colors to represent the #NAD2014 Conference theme. Video fades to white then to NAD Board Region 2 Representative Jenny Buechner in front of a black background.

JENNY: The NAD Council of Representatives (COR) is very important. The COR determines the priorities that the NAD is to work on for 2014-2016. So, what does the process look like? Individual NAD members can submit ideas on issues and concerns that are important for the community that the NAD should focus on. Individuals are invited to submit their ideas to the NAD prior to the Conference. At the Conference, individuals and delegates will have the opportunity to discuss all submitted priorities at the General Forum. Discussions regarding which priorities are important and will be addressed during the General Forum. There will be many proposed priorities to discuss; eventually priorities will be reduced to the top 20. Once the top 20 is decided, they will be sent to the Council of Representatives (COR) Delegates, who will discuss and lobby among each other on which priorities are most important to the community. Delegates will then weigh all considerations and then vote for the top 5 Priorities for the NAD. The NAD Board will work on the top 5 Priorities for the next two years after the NAD Conference in July 2014. Your role as a delegate is critical because you will be able to influence the decision of what the NAD should do for the next two years.

Video fades to the same NAD logo in green and peach before transitioning to the NAD logo in red and blue. Black text below the logo appears, "A production of The National Association of the Deaf (copyright) 2014 All rights reserved.