Council

The purpose of the Utah Statewide Independent Living Council (USILC) is to:

  • Develop and expand independent living programs and philosophy on a statewide basis. 
  • Develop and submit the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) in conjunction with the Directors of the state Independent Living Centers and the Designated State Entity (DSE). 
  • Hold hearings, forums, and conduct surveys to determine statewide independent living needs. 
  • Monitor, review, and evaluate implementation of the SPIL
  • Coordinate activities with the State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) and other councils, agencies, and organizations that address the needs and issues of the disability population.
  • Act as a resource to public and private entities regarding issues relating to people with disabilities. 
  • Advocate for independent living.


If you are interested in becoming a member of our Council please fill out and return an application to Michael Lefevor.

Voting Members

Robert Ferris

Chair & SRC Rep 2nd Term
September 30, 2021

Tom England

1st Term
September 30, 2021

Jeff Sheen

2nd Term
September 30, 2021

Brian Bills

Vice Chair, Youth Advisory Committee Co-Chair 2nd Term
September 29, 2022

Barbra Lefler

AILU Representative 1st Term
September 30, 2019

Leslie Gertsch

2nd Term
September 29, 2019

Robert Davis

Youth Advisory Committee Co-Chair 2nd Term
September 30, 2020

Andrea Pitts

Secretary 2nd Term
September 30, 2021

Jennie Ostermiller

2nd Term
September 30, 2021

Cherissa Alldredge

Treasurer 1st Term
September 30, 2020

Libby Oseguera

Utah Developmental Disabilities Council 1st Term
September 30, 2021

Ex Officio Members

Noreen Roeca

Designated State Entity (DSE) 1st Term
September 30, 2021

Staff

Michael Lefevor

Interim Executive Director michael@usilc.org