The 2017 Organizational meeting of the Williams County Board of Developmental Disabilities (WCBDD) was recently held, at the Board’s offices, with Neil Oberlin elected President, Mark Tipton as Vice President and Diane Peters elected as Secretary. Diane Peters and Mark Tipton were both sworn in for their second term on the Board. Board member Robin Kurtz was appointed as the Ohio Association of County Boards Advocacy Chair.
The Board also approved the 2017 Board meeting schedule, meeting on the 3rd Monday of the month at 11:30am, with the exception of July and December, along with January and February meetings held of the 4th Monday due to Federal Holidays. Following the Organizational meeting, the Board approved an agreement with the Williams County Health Dept. to provider nursing services and with the Paulding County Board of DD for WCBDD to provide Benefit Analysis services. The Board also approved the Superintendent’s Professional Development Plan, which is required to meet ongoing certification standards. The Board approved the resignation of SSA, Lindsay Ruggles and approved the annual Family Service and Supports allocation from $500 to $800 per family.
Acknowledged was the Blakeslee Knights of Columbus donation of $160 from its Measure Up Campaign. In her report to the Board, Superintendent Guilford noted that the staff of the WCBDD contributed $1,040 of the Williams County Employees total $1,328 contribution, to the annual Christmas for Kids campaign. Ms. Guilford also informed the Board that the Ohio Association of County Boards has announced the campaign to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of Ohio’s 88 county boards of developmental disabilities. According to the OACB, “the campaign, “Always There”, reflects the continuity of support offered by county boards of the past half century.”
The next meeting of the Williams County Board of Developmental Disabilities will be Monday, February 27th, at 11:30am.