Developmental Disabilities of Clark County welcomed three new members to its seven-member Board at the beginning of the year. New members include Becky Carden, Darrell Jackson, and Brad Boyer. They replaced Jill Acuff and Alan Armstrong, who left the board due to completing their terms, and Rob Strasser who moved out of state.
Carden is a lifelong resident of Clark County and is a sibling of an individual who receives services from Developmental Disabilities of Clark County (Clark DD). She also supports her sister as a co-guardian with their mother. Carden works for the City of Springfield. “Afters years of seeing the benefits of the services provided by Development Disabilities of Clark County, I am excited to see how it all happens,” said Carden.
Jackson is the parent of a son who receives services from Clark DD. He is retired from the Sheriff’s Department, and now works for the Juvenile Detention Center. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve on the Developmental Disabilities Board,” said Jackson.
Boyer was appointed by the County Commission to complete Strasser’s term. He is currently the Deputy Director for the National Trail Parks and Recreation District. Boyer is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and currently lives in South Charleston with his wife, Laura and their daughters Avery and Hazel. Regarding his appointment to the Clark DD board Boyer said, “I am passionate about improving the lives of all Clark County residents and look forward to making a personal contribution to this valuable community organization.”
Board members are volunteers and are appointed by the Probate Court or the County Commission to serve a four-year term. Other members include Carmen Miesse, Eddie Ford, Andy Irick, and Rita Marshall.