The Morrow County Board of Developmental Disabilities received recognition for more than 50 years of service at the Commissioners’ meeting Monday. In their proclamation Commissioners noted that seven Morrow County families came together in 1958 to establish a non-profit to help provide services to individuals in Morrow County with developmental disabilities.
The Ohio county boards of Development Disabilities, which includes Morrow County, were established Oct. 25,, 1967. 2017 will mark the 50thyear of their creation.
The Morrow County Board of DD has dedicated 2017 to a year-long celebration in recognition of being “Always There” for people with developmental disabilities. At the same time they continue to adapt to ever-changing community and state expectations.
Several members of Community Integration and Self-Advocacy spoke with Commissioners about their work and activities at the Commissioners meeting. Chad Wogan reported on the Self-advocates project in thanking the Mount Gilead Police for all they do in the community.
Whetstone Industries staff member, Sandi Williamson commended Wogan for “stepping up to the plate on their project of how to build relationships.”
The group also worked with the National Guard to send care packages overseas to the military for Christmas. For Community Integration they partnered with Seniors on Center and the Humane Society. Members are presently working with the Kiwanis for Flying Horse Farms projects. This spring they will be picking up trash along the roadsides in the county as part of the area beautification.
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