Deaf Services Advisory Council (DSAC)


The purpose of this council is to ensure that input from the constituent communities served by DCS is taken into consideration in determining service needs and priorities for the agency. This community input is a central element of the “Of, By, & For the Deaf” philosophy.



Saturday, August 29th: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.:

DSAC to host the first organizational meeting, to be led by Alex Zernovoj, Board Liaison appointed by the board for an election of three officers — Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary and to open nomination for 7 members representing the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, Late Deafened communities in San Diego, and surrounding areas, including communities of multi-layered intersectional identities.


Saturday. September 5th 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.:

DSAC officers to host first official meeting and begin voting on the nominations until 7 member positions are filled. The DSAC will need to determine how often they will meet and specify the next few meeting dates.  Additionally, the newly elected officers and members must sign DCS paperwork as stated in the DSAC bylaws Section 9.7. The newly elected officers and members will also need to set a date for a training which will then be announced on DSAC webpage.  Thereafter, DSAC officers and members will begin to receive emails from


Note: The community members who are interested in participating in the election either to run for a position or to vote on one of those positions will need to register by Friday, August 28th, 2020 by 11:59 pm. 

Please complete the application today!


For more questions, please contact our Board Liaison, Alex Zernovoj at

DSAC Documents

Coming soon!

The DSAC Bylaws describe everything about the DSAC including (but limited to) its structure, duties, and qualifications for membership.

  1. Code of Ethics
  2. Conflict of Interest
  3. Confidentiality
  4. Drug and Alcohol Policy
  5. Sexual Harassment Policy

Contact Us

Please contact for more information.