Primary (Consumer) Advisory Committee (PAC)

The Primary (Consumer) Advisory Committee (PAC) is a standing committee of the Central Valley Regional Center Board. The PAC currently has open attendance and membership.

Q:  I want to attend PAC and I am an individual who receives services from CVRC.  Can I attend?

A:  Yes, all are welcome.

Q:  What if I need help getting to the meeting?

A:  Contact your Service Coordinator for help.

Q:  Can I bring someone to help me?

A:  Yes!

Q:  When are the meetings?

A:  The meetings are usually held on the first Thursdays in January, March, May, July, September and November from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30a.m. in one of the CVRC locations (see schedule below).

Q:  What do we do at the meeting?

A:  We talk about what YOU want to talk about, including self-advocacy activities, employment, housing, safety, person-centered thinking, IPPs, how to get help when you need it and fun things you like to do.

You also get to advise the CVRC Executive Director, Ed Araim, on things that are important to you and that you want him and the CVRC Board to know.

Q:  Are refreshments served?

A:  Yes.

Q:  What if I already belong to People First, or Kiwanis AKTION Club, or another self-advocate group?

A:  You are welcome to come and report on your group if you would like to.

Q:  Does the PAC have a President?

A:  Yes, the PAC elects their own President once every 2 years.  This person is part of the CVRC Board.

Q:  Can I run for President?

A:  Yes, when elections are held you can run for President.

Q:  Who is the current PAC President? 

A:  Isaac Camarena, representing Fresno County.

Q:  If I have questions, who can I call?

For more information please contact:

CVRC Assistant Director of Case Management Christina Scott cscott@cvrcold.betaplanets.com or 559-738-2287

CVRC Advocacy Specialist Glen Stewart gstewart@cvrcold.betaplanets.com or 559-738-2276

CVRC PAC Facilitator Jordan Renteria jorenteria@cvrcold.betaplanets.com or 559-738-5653

CVRC PAC Facilitator Lynn Hiatt lhiatt@cvrcold.betaplanets.com or 559-558-8790

Information is listed on front page of CVRC’s website a week before meeting.

Primary Consumer Advisory Committee Meetings – 2023
Date Time Location
Jan. 12, 2023 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. In-person Visalia office and Zoom meeting
March 2, 2023 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. In-person Fresno office and Zoom meeting
May 4, 2023 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. In-person Visalia office and Zoom meeting
July 6, 2023 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. In-person Fresno office and Zoom meeting
Sep. 7, 2023 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. In-person Fresno office and Zoom meeting
*Nov. 9, 2023 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. In-person Fresno office and Zoom meeting

*Nov. meeting is on second Thursday of the month.

Agendas and Minutes from past meetings:

Agenda for Minutes from