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ICUB Commissioner Appointed

,As many of you have heard, Mike Hoenig has been appointed to the Commission Board.  We are so excited to know he will be serving in this capacity, and know he will do a great job for the blind of Iowa.  Some of you may not know Mike, so I asked that he send me a little bit about himself for all of you to get to know him better. Congratulations Mike, on your appointment and I look forward to what great things you will do.  From Mike:“I have been blind since birth, and have lived nearly my entire life in Iowa.  After graduating in 1980 from the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton, I received my BA in psychology from Central College (1984) and my MA in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Iowa (1987).  I began my professional career as a rehabilitation teacher with the Iowa Department for the Blind’s Independent Living program in 1985, relocating to the Quad Cities in 1989 to accept a similar position with the Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services.  I subsequently worked for a nonprofit disability organization before going to work as a training coordinator with the University of Iowa Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD) in 1993.  I retired from full-time employment with CDD in August 2022, but continue as a consultant on several projects.  I previously served on the Iowa Commission for the Blind, and currently serve on the Iowa Developmental disabilities Council and Friendship Force Quad Cities board of directors.  I enjoy travel, sports, dancing, gardening, and playing cards.” 

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