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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 FEDERAL DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (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.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF COUNCIL MEMBERS:
Applicants to Council agree to do the following:

EXPECTED:
  1. Attend two (2) days of meetings, six (6) times per year.
  2. Attend Council's conferences and events.
  3. Participate in two (2) Committees of Council which meet during the regularly scheduled Council meetings.
  4. Participate in new member orientation sessions.
  5. Prepare for Council and Committee meetings by reading information sent to you from Council staff.
  6. Advocate for Council's Mission and Philosophy.
  7. Participate in the development of Council positions on matters of public policy.
  8. Have the ability to communicate either by voice, interpreter, signing, or communication device.
  9. Participate in at least one (1) grant review panel for the purpose of awarding DD Council funds.
  10. Read and respond to action alerts.
  11. Consult with Council staff as needed.
VOLUNTARY
  1. Serve on various Council ad hoc groups.
  2. Represent Council at selected state or local events.
  3. Assume role of Committee Chair, if appointed.
  4. Mentor a new Council Member.
  5. Provide information to state and/or federal legislators.
  6. Share information between Council and other organizations, as appropriate.
  7. Serve on groups external to Council.
  8. Participate in visits to Council projects with Council staff.
TO APPLY, YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
  1. Application for Governor’s Appointment to the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council: Complete this online form or by download a form from our website (PDF file).
  2. Boards and Commissions Application: Complete 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: If possible, please keep your resume to one page. Mail to the Ohio DD Council. The address is listed below.
  4. Two letters of recommendation: Mail the letters to the Ohio DD Council. The address is listed below. 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.
PROCESS FOLLOWING SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION:
  1. The Nominating Committee of Council will review information submitted by all applicants.
  2. Those applicants who meet membership requirements and may fill Council needs in terms of geographic diversity, ethnic and cultural diversity, representation of rural and urban areas, and so forth, will be invited to attend a group Interview Meeting with the Nominating Committee in August. Those applicants selected by the Nominating Committee and 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.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION:
After completing this online application, mail all additional paper materials to:

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

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