The Board

The Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities is governed by a seven (7) member appointed Board. Board members serve a four-year (4) term and are eligible to serve three (3) consecutive terms. Five (5) of the Board members are appointed by the Portage County Commissioners and two (2) are appointed by the Portage County Probate Judge. Members serve without compensation.
 
Of the five (5) members appointed by the Portage County Commissioners, at least two (2) of the members are to be individuals who are immediate family members of individuals eligible for services provided by the Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities and, whenever possible, at least one (1) of those two (2) 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 (2) members appointed by the Portage County Probate Judge, at least one (1) individual is to be an immediate family member of an individual eligible for residential services or supported living.
 
By January 31 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 currently serving as Board members their terms of appointment, and officers are:
President Michelle Sahr
Appointed by Portage County Commissioners
1st Term 1/1/17-12/31/20
 
Vice President Kelly Butler
Appointed by Portage County Probate Judge
1st Term 1/1/15-12/31/18
Secretary John Gargan, Jr.
Appointed by Portage County Commissioners
2nd Term Ending 12/31/20
Carol J. Fruscella
Appointed by Portage County Commissioners
1st Term 1/1/17-12/31/20
Cheri Michael
Appointed by Portage County Commissioners
2nd Term 1/1/18-12/31/21
 
Tim Moran
Appointed by Portage County Probate Judge
1st Term 1/1/17-12/31/20
William Tarver
Appointed by Portage County Commissioners
1st Term 1/1/18-12/31/21
Board Meeting Information
 
Regular monthly meetings on the third (3rd) 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 beginning of each regular meeting subject to the conditions specified in Policy 1.18.