The Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking to fill a Board member vacancy effective January 1st, 2015. Interested parties should be willing to serve a minimum four-year term, meet monthly at 5:30pm for Board meetings (usually the third Monday of the month), and assume committee assignments as directed by the Board President.
Applicants must be a permanent resident of Ottawa County, a citizen of the United States, and interested and knowledgeable in the field of Developmental Disabilities. To the maximum extent possible, applicants who have professional training and experience in business management, finance, law, health care practice, personnel administration, or government service are preferred.
Please contact Melinda Slusser, Superintendent of the Ottawa County Board of DD at 567-262-3104 or 419-898-0400 ext. 3104 for more information. Letters of interest due back to the Ottawa County Board of DD, 235 N Toussaint South Rd., Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449, no later than December 15, 2014.
The Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities operates a county agency providing direct or contracted services on a daily basis. The Board provides educational, employment and support services to children and adults of all ages, who have developmental disabilities.
Services are provided in early childhood programs, schools, sheltered workshop, private day habilitation agencies and in a variety of other settings where support is needed. Similar to public schools, most services are provided at no cost and are supported by local, state and federal funds. Services are provided to residents of Ottawa County who meet the eligibility requirements. Our goal is to provide services that enable individuals with disabilities the opportunity to live full lives and contribute back to the communities in which they live.
The Board is comprised of seven members who are appointed by the Ottawa County Commissioners or the Probate Judge. The law requires that at least three of the Board members are family members of individuals who either receive, or are eligible to receive, services from the Board. All Board members serve on a voluntary basis with no compensation for their services.