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News Release
Commission Seeks Members for Advisory Committee
December 10, 2007 (2007-017)
Contacts:  Lee Beyer, Chairman, 503 378-6611; Ray Baum, Commissioner, 503 378-6611; John Savage, Commissioner, 503 378-6611; Bob Valdez, Public Affairs Specialist, 503 378-8962
Salem, OR – The Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) is seeking individuals to serve on its Telecommunication Devices Access Program (TDAP) Advisory Committee to advise us regarding the Telecommunication Devices Access Program (TDAP), Oregon Telephone Assistance Program (OTAP), and Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service (OTRS).  Committee Members provide essential input regarding adaptive equipment and its distribution in addition to matters affecting the telephone programs and the disabled and/or low income populations in which they serve. 
We need the following representatives:
  • Two deaf/hard of hearing representatives
  • One speech-impaired representative
  • One professional in the field of speech or hearing impairment
The Committee also includes a representative from the PUC staff and the Oregon Telecommunications Association.
Mileage is reimbursed when the TDAP Advisory Committee meets quarterly (first or second Monday in March, June, September, and December) from  9 AM to Noon at:         
Public Utility Commission of Oregon
550 Capitol St., NE
Salem, OR  97301-2551
If you are interested in serving a 4 year term as a volunteer advisory board representative, please submit the following by Wednesday January 31, 2008:
  1. One letter of interest stating why you would like to serve on the advisory committee.
  2. Your resume and relevant background information
  3. One or more letters of recommendation from the community you represent
Please contact Jon Cray if you have any questions or concerns.
Jon Cray, RSPF Manager
P.O. Box 2148
Salem, OR 97308-2148
503-373-1413 (TTY)
503-378-6047 (Fax)