The Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities (LCBDD) met Thursday night and Superintendent Saul Bauer announced his intention to retire on December 31, 2022.
The Board accepted Mr. Bauer’s resignation letter and recognized him for his many years of dedication to LCBDD and individuals with disabilities in the Logan County community. Mr. Bauer started his career in 1988 as a minister at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Marysville.
He was hired by the LCBDD in 1995 as a Service and Support Administrator (SSA). Over the years, he has worked in various roles with the county board and as the Executive Director of WestCON Council of Government (serving nine county boards of DD) becoming Superintendent of LCBDD in January 2012.
Mr. Bauer has dedicated over 27 years to serving Logan County. He not only has a passion for supporting and enriching the lives of individuals with disabilities, families, and providers but has been instrumental in making improvements to services and supports for people with disabilities.
Under Superintendent Bauer’s leadership over the past decade, LCBDD has continued to strive in the mission of empowering people with developmental disabilities to contribute as valued members of our community.
Mr. Bauer states “I am honored to have been a part of a mission to support services that inspire and assist people with developmental disabilities to become contributing and valued members of their community. I am pleased to have been part of a vision to enhance the capacity of professionals who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; participate in the development of a community that fully includes individuals; and build an effective, responsive, well-managed, responsibly governed, and sustainable organization.” He expressed gratitude to the Board and all the professionals who have contributed to the success of the LCBDD.
Bauer’s replacement was also named at the meeting. Krista Oldiges has been hired and will start on January 1, 2023. Her official title will be Executive Director and she will be the future Superintendent of DD as she completes the process towards superintendent certification.
Bauer will stay on staff as acting superintendent and mentor to Oldiges in 2023.
Oldiges comes with over 24 years of experience in the DD field. In her early career, she worked in various roles at the Logan County Board of DD and later as a Program Manager and SSA Director in Shelby and Champaign Counties.