Community Services Building
312 W 8th Avenue
5th Floor Conference Room
Spokane, WA 99204
Details: Each member of the board will receive orientation sessions as well as ongoing training and development to assist each individual in fulfilling their responsibilities to the board.
The purpose of the Developmental Disabilities Board is to support each person with a developmental disability to achieve and maintain a full and participating life in their community.
The role of this board is to participate in public meetings to solicit input from Spokane County citizens, service providers and consumers regarding needs and priorities for services. The board needs to recommend priorities and service levels. Board members participate in the review of applications and make recommendations on programs for funding which have been submitted to the division as well as review and comment on the division plan for services. Responsibilities also include review of budget material which has been submitted to the division during the application process and to review monitoring reports of contracted services to evaluate annual performance.
The board meets at least 10 times per year and the average time commitment per month is approximately 4 hours. During the funding cycle when applications are being reviewed, time requirements will increase.