Statewide Independent Living Council

The mission of the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) of Tennessee is to promote and support the independent living philosophy through the implementation of the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). The Council is composed of members who provide statewide representation; the majority of whom are individuals with disabilities. SILC members are appointed by the Governor.

The SILC is required to hold regularly scheduled meetings that are open to the public.

Meetings in Federal Fiscal Year 2024:

The next SILC quarterly meeting will be held on

May 31, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. CST – 12:00 p.m. CST
Home2 Suites by Hilton Nashville Bellevue
One Bellevue Place
7616 Hwy 70 S.
Nashville, TN 37221

The purpose of the meeting will be to review the Division of Rehabilitation Services, Centers for Independent Living and Statewide Independent Living Council’s responsibility under Title VII, relating to promoting a philosophy of independent living in order to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence, and productivity of individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. The SILC is required to hold regularly scheduled meetings that are open to the public.

Individuals who choose to attend remotely or require alternative modes of communication or accommodation should contact Edward Mitchell preferably by email at or by text or voice at (615) 255-0283 thirty days prior to meeting if possible.

Please use the contact information below for more details relative to SILC activities.

Statewide Independent Living Council
23 Federal Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
Phone: (731) 241- 1170