LCBDD Welcomes New Board Member


The Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities (LCBDD) met on September 7, 2023, at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting began with SSA Director, Jason Moyer, providing training on Major Unusual Incidents (MUIs) and Unusual Incidents (UIs.) He explained the categories under which these investigations can be filed and under what circumstances an investigation would occur. Mr. Moyer explained the importance of reporting concerns regarding abuse, neglect, theft, exploitation, and other significant threats to individuals with disabilities and the timelines in which to report. LCBDD is committed to ensuring the health and welfare of some of our most vulnerable citizens. If you have concerns about an individual, please call 937-592-0015 or e-mail Mr. Moyer at [email protected].

In other news, LCBDD is excited to welcome Mrs. Melanie Reames, who was sworn in as a new board member at the September 7th meeting. Mrs. Reames has been involved with LCBDD for over 12 years due to her son receiving case management (SSA) services through the board. She is appreciative of the services that have been provided to her son and is excited to be involved in serving on the board to help ensure quality services are available to individuals with disabilities and their families in Logan County.

On August 22nd, the Logan County Board of DD celebrated the end of the summer with an evening at West Liberty’s Lion’s Club Splash Pad. Everyone in attendance had an amazing time! LCBDD is grateful for the generous gift from The West Liberty Lion’s Club to utilize this space, as we also continue to partner with them to provide handicap-accessible playground equipment for their park.

In other agency updates, Ms. Oldiges reported that LCBDD has applied for a grant through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. DODD is committed to keeping youth with complex needs in their homes and communities when at all possible. To do this, DODD is making $2.8 million of Keeping Families Together (KFT) subsidy funding available to Ohio’s county boards of developmental disabilities to help youth with complex needs and their families. KFT funds can be used for supporting families, provider support, environmental needs, service access, local collaboration, county board staff support, or crisis or emergency options through 2025. The purpose of these funds is to create or expand projects that are in alignment with DODD’s Multi-System Youth initiatives and programs. DODD will review the plan submitted by LCBDD and decide how much funding will be awarded based on the submitted plan and the availability of funding.

Lastly, LCBDD wants to let everyone know that their annual Chicken BBQ will be held on October 5th this year. Order forms and tickets are now available! We look forward to seeing everyone and always appreciate all of the community support. If you have questions, need more information, or to place an order, please contact Becky Robison at 937-292-3008.

Board meetings are typically held the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at 1973 St. Rt. 47 West, Bellefontaine. Due to the chicken BBQ, the next meeting of the board will be held on October 12, 2023