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Welcome to the online application for Governor's appointment to the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council). This application can take up to an hour to complete, depending on how much information you provide.

IMPORTANT: We recommend that you download the paper application (PDF) first so you can gather all the information you need to complete this online application.

APPLICANTS MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP (PER THE DD ACT):

  1. Adult with a developmental disability.
  2. Parent or guardian of a child with a developmental disability.
  3. Immediate relative or guardian of an adult with a developmental disability who cannot advocate for himself/herself.
  4. Immediate relative or guardian of an institutionalized or previously institutionalized individual with a developmental disability or an individual with a developmental disability who resides or previously resided in an institution.
  5. Representative from a private agency serving persons with developmental disabilities.
  6. Representative from a private non-profit organization serving persons with developmental disabilities.

TO APPLY, YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Application for Governor’s Appointment to the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council: You can do this by completing this online form or by downloading a form from our website (PDF file).
  2. Boards and Commissions Application: You can do this by completing the online form on the Ohio Governor's website (PDF file). After you complete it, print and mail the application to the Ohio DD Council.
  3. Resume or vita: If possible, please keep your resume or vita to one page. Mail to the Ohio DD Council.
  4. Two letters of recommendation: Mail the letters to the Ohio DD Council. An email submission may be accepted as long as a paper copy is also mailed to the Ohio DD Council. Email submissions should be sent to carla.cox@dodd.ohio.gov.

AFTER YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:

  1. The Nominating Committee will review information submitted by all applicants.
  2. Those applicants who meet membership requirements and may fill Council's needs in terms of geographic diversity, ethnic and cultural diversity, representation of rural and urban areas, etc. will be invited to attend a group Interview Meeting with the Nominating Committee in August. Those applicants selected by Nominating Committee and DD Council will be submitted to the Governor.
  3. Those individuals appointed by the Governor will be notified of their appointment by the Governor's Office.

AFTER COMPLETING THIS ONLINE APPLICATION, MAIL ALL OTHER APPLICATION MATERIALS TO:

Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council
Nominating Committee
899 East Broad Street, Suite 203
Columbus, Ohio 43205

Questions? Call Carla Cox at 614-644-5538 or email her at carla.cox@dodd.ohio.gov.

Click the "Next" button to begin completing your application.

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