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Persons with Developmental Disabilities Need You

County seeks two volunteers for the Developmental Disabilities Mill Levy Advisory Council.

Participants of Highlands Ranch Community Association’s Therapeutic Recreation Sports Camp
Participants of Highlands Ranch Community Association’s Therapeutic Recreation Sports Camp

Are you a resident of Douglas County with a heart to serve Douglas County residents with developmental disabilities?

If you consider yourself a candidate for one of two open seats on the Douglas County Developmental Disabilities Mill Levy Advisory Council, you are welcome to apply by Feb. 14.

This volunteer, citizen advisory group was established following the successful 2001 voter-approval of the Douglas County Developmental Disabilities Mill Levy. While Douglas County distributes 94.5% of the Developmental Disabilities Mill Levy funds to the County’s community-centered board, Developmental Pathways, the remaining 5.5% is set aside for the County’s Developmental Disabilities Grant Program.

The Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council is the review committee for annual grant applications from organizations seeking funds for local programs supporting residents with Developmental Disabilities. Since 2002 more than $4.2 million has been awarded to organizations delivering local services to support residents with developmental disabilities and their families, including $300,000 awarded in 2019.

“We are in awe of the expertise and servant leadership contributed by those who serve on the County’s Boards, Committees and Commissions,” said Douglas County Commissioner, Abe Laydon. “As the new year begins we hope this opportunity to serve will attract similar candidates.”

Douglas County Mill Levy Grant Funds support projects and services that demonstrate innovative and collaborative projects or programs in six areas: Life in Common, Housing, Transportation, Employment, Recreation/Leisure, and Health.

For additional information or to apply please visit our Developmental Disabilities page.

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