Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board

DDAB volunteer opportunity

Clark County Council seeks volunteers for Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board

 

January 12, 2021

Contact: Trish McConaughy Buescher, Community Services
564.397.7826, patricia.buescher@clark.wa.gov  

Vancouver, Wash. – The Clark County Council is seeking community members with expertise in or experience with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities to serve on the Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board. 

The two open positions begin immediately. One is an unexpired term running through Dec. 31, 2022. The second is a three-year term that ends Dec. 31, 2023.

The advisory board makes recommendations to the county council relating to developmental disabilities services and issues. Members provide leadership to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of community programs.

Members appointed to the board include people knowledgeable about developmental disabilities or interested in services to persons with developmental disabilities in the community. Family members, individuals from the business community or other interested individuals are encouraged to apply.

Clark County values diversity and the advisory board has adopted equity as a priority. People identifying as black, indigenous and people of color as well as other historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

The advisory board meets at 5:15 pm the first Wednesday of every month. Currently, these meetings are held via an online meeting platform.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and résumé to Michelle Pfenning, Clark County Council, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000 or email to Michelle.Pfenning@clark.wa.gov.

Application deadline is 5pm Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021.

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El Consejo Municipal del Condado de Clark busca voluntarios para su Consejo Asesor de Discapacidades del Desarrollo

 

12 de enero de 2021

Contacto:        Trish McConaughy Buescher, Servicios Comunitarios

564.397.7826, patricia.buescher@clark.wa.gov 

Vancouver, Wash. – El Consejo Municipal del Condado de Clark está buscando a integrantes con conocimientos y experiencia con personas con discapacidades intelectuales o del desarrollo para formar parte del Consejo Asesor de Discapacidades del Desarrollo. 

Los dos puestos vacantes pueden ser ocupados de inmediato. Uno tiene un período en curso que termina el 31 de diciembre de 2022. El segundo es por un período de tres años que termina el 31 de diciembre de 2023.

El consejo asesor hace recomendaciones al consejo municipal sobre los servicios y temas relacionados con las discapacidades del desarrollo. Sus integrantes ejercen liderazgo para mejorar la eficiencia y eficacia de los programas comunitarios.

Los miembros del consejo incluyen a personas expertas en discapacidades del desarrollo o interesadas en los servicios para las personas con discapacidades del desarrollo en la comunidad. Invitamos a presentar su solicitud a los familiares, miembros de la comunidad empresarial y otras personas interesadas.

El condado de Clark valora la diversidad, y el consejo asesor ha adoptado la equidad como un valor prioritario. Se alienta a presentar solicitudes a las personas que se identifican como negras, indígenas y personas de color, así como a las que pertenezcan a otros grupos que históricamente no han sido representados.

El consejo asesor se reúne el primer miércoles de cada mes a las 5:15 p.m. Actualmente las reuniones se celebran por medio de una plataforma por internet.

Para presentar su solicitud, envíe una carta manifestando su interés y su currículum a Michelle Pfenning, Clark County Council, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000 o por correo electrónico a Michelle.Pfenning@clark.wa.gov.

La fecha límite para la recepción de solicitudes es el miércoles 10 de febrero de 2021 a las 5 p.m.

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ABOUT THE BOARD

The Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board advises and makes recommendations to the Clark County Council relating to developmental disabilities issues and services. The board provides community leadership on improvement of efficiency and effectiveness of community developmental disabilities programs.


The Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board meets on the first Wednesday of every other month starting in January at 5:15pm.  These meetings are held virtually and open to the public. 

Please contact Patricia McConaughy Buescher at (564) 397-7826 for information about how to connect with the advisory board.

The next meeting is Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 5:15pm.

Members

Name Affiliation Term Expires

Walt Gordon, Chair

Director, C-Van (retired) 12/31/22
Rev. Ted Engelbrecht Parent/Pastor 12/31/22
Le Ann Larson Parent/Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Child Support Division 12/31/21
Maradee Potter Vancouver School District (retired) 12/31/22
Susan Cassady Autism Specialist/Teacher, Special Services - Camas School District

12/31/20

Vacant

 

12/31/22
Patrick Canfield Self Advocate 12/31/22
Keisha Weathers Job Coach/Para-Educator - Evergreen School District 12/31/22
Dr. Laurie Drapela Associate Professor, Criminal Justice - Washington State University 12/31/21
Lindy Treece Para-Educator - Camas School District 12/31/21
Patricia Buescher Manager, Clark County Developmental Disabilities Program - Staff to the Advisory Board  

 

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