The Delaware County Commissioners are now accepting applications for two openings on the DCBDD Board of Directors.
The duties of a board member are defined as:
- Developing and approving the policies of the Board for the operation of programs, services, and supports;
- Becoming familiar with issues affecting individuals who are developmentally disabled;
- Planning and setting priorities based on available funds for the provision of programs and services;
- Employing and supervising a qualified Superintendent.
- Monthly meetings typically last two to three hours, though they may be shorter on evenings when there is no Board in-service.
Applicant should be a Delaware County resident and a citizen of the United States. The Commission has seven members, five of whom are appointed by the Delaware County Board of Commissioners and two of whom are appointed by the Delaware County Probate Court judge. This position would be an appointee of the Delaware County Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners must ensure that two appointees have immediate family members eligible for DCBDD services. Board candidates must submit declarations of eligibility before they can be appointed (this step will be facilitated by the Commissioners’ office). Potential conflicts of interest for Board members are outlined in the Ohio Revised Code: Typically these focus on any board member who has a family member receiving services from a provider who has a contract before the Board or is an elected official in the County.