Representatives from Steps Towards Independence & Responsibility (STIR) were on hand Thursday to give a presentation to the LCBDD Board at its regular monthly meeting.
Frank Chatfield, Shirley Knight, Bryan Krehn, and Ty Ferguson were accompanied by facilitators Karen Hesson-Brady and Lisa Davidson for the presentation. Their training has helped them learn leadership skills and how to become better self advocates. The new self-advocacy team decided on a name: S.A.F.E. – Self Advocacy for Everyone. This team also developed a vision: “To help others feel safe & comfortable to “speak up” at any time.” They plan to share what they learned with others through monthly meetings and they are scheduled to present at the LCBDD In-Service on Friday August 23rd at the First Church of God.
Superintendent Bauer announced that the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive held on Wednesday July 31st was a success as 25 pints of blood were collected with 13 first-time donors. The competition with the Logan County Sheriff's Office, Bellefontaine Police Department, and Bellefontaine Fire Department was won by the Bellefontaine Fire Department. They will receive the traveling trophy and bragging rights.
In other board activity, Superintendent Bauer presented a proposal for a new agency logo. This new logo was approved by the board and it will be unveiled to the employees at the staff In-Service next Friday.
The board also publicly recognized Alyssa Dodds, daughter of Diane Parsons, for her creative interpretation of their mission statement into their new logo.
Superintendent Bauer reviewed a new policy that was approved by the board for Utilizing County Dollars as a last resort. This policy ensures that individuals being served must utilize Medicaid Waivers prior to using county funds and will be effective September 1st.
The next board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 19th at 5:30 pm.