The Board

The Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Board) is governed by a seven member appointed Board. Board members serve a four-year term and are eligible to serve three consecutive terms. Five of the Board members are appointed by the Portage County Commissioners and two are appointed by the Portage County Probate Judge. Members serve without compensation.
 
Of the five members appointed by the Portage County Commissioners, at least two of the members are to be individuals who are immediate family members of individuals eligible for services provided by the Portage County Board of DD and, whenever possible, at least one of those two members is an immediate family member of an individual eligible for adult services and the other is an immediate family member of an individual eligible for early intervention services or for school-age services. Of the two members appointed by the Portage County Probate Judge, at least one individual is to be an immediate family member of an individual eligible for residential services or supported living.
 
In January of each year, the Board holds its organizational meeting at which it selects a President, Vice President, and Secretary; sets committee assignments; and establishes its regular meeting dates for the year. Those individuals serving as Board members in 2017, their terms of appointment, and officers are:
 
 
Photo of Ralph Kletzien
President Ralph Kletzien
Appointed by Portage County Commissioners
Term 1/1/14-12/31/17
 
Photo of Kelly Butler
Vice President Kelly Butler
Appointed by Portage County Probate Judge
Term 1/1/15-12/31/18
 
 
Photo of Michelle Sahr
Secretary Michelle Sahr
Appointed by Portage County Commissioners
Term 1/1/17-12/31/20
 
 
Photo of Carol J. Fruscella
Carol J. Fruscella
Appointed by Portage County Commissioners
Term 1/1/17-12/31/20
 
 
Photo of John Gargan, Jr.
John Gargan, Jr.
Appointed by Portage County Commissioners
Term Ending 12/31/20
 
 
Photo of Cheri Michael
Cheri Michael
Appointed by Portage County Commissioners
Term 1/1/14-12/31/17
 
 
Photo of Timothy Moran
Timothy Moran
Appointed by Portage County Probate Judge
Term 1/1/17-12/31/20
 
Click the following to view a list of individuals that have served on the Board:
 
Regular 2017 monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of each month with no meeting scheduled in July, starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Dennis M. Coble Administration Building, 2606 Brady Lake Road, Ravenna, OH 44266. All meetings are open to the public. The Board provides the public the opportunity to provide comment at the end of each regular meeting subject to the conditions specified in Policy 1.18.
 
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