South Central Los Angeles Regional Center’s Vendor Advisory Committee (VAC) was established to provide advice, guidance, recommendations and technical assistance to vendors, and to assist the regional center in carrying out its mandated functions. It is dedicated to cultivating solid relationships with all consumers, legislative representatives, regional center staff members, parents, vendors and other community stakeholders. In addition to its monthly meetings, the VAC hosts a variety of events that include:
The Vendor Fair – An annual event where vendors promote their programs and services to regional center staff members.
Trainings – Educational and informative trainings to keep vendors abreast of legislative issues and concerns that impact them and other SCLARC stakeholders. Topics include Special Incident Reporting, Financial and Program Auditing, Advocacy Strategies and more.
Speakers’ Bureau – Features presentations from industry leaders on topics such as self-insurance, human resources policies and procedures, compliance and understanding the law, disability rights, employment for individuals with disabilities and many other topics.
Consumer Honors Breakfast – Highlights South Central Los Angeles Regional Center consumers who have made significant strides in overcoming challenges. SCLARC vendors are asked to submit a 300-word paragraph nominating those consumers deserving of special recognition for their hard work and dedication to completing a goal. Consumers who are chosen are honored each year at a breakfast held at the USC Radisson Hotel.
SCLARC’s Vendor Advisory Committee (VAC) meetings are held as follows:
WHERE:South Central Los Angeles Regional Center
2500 S. Western Avenue, LA CA 90018.
WHEN:The second Wednesday of each month (unless noted otherwise).
TIME:10 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
For more information on the Vendor Advisory Committee, contact Karina A. Andrade, Secretary, at 323.718.7676.