Board Information and How to Apply for Candidacy
Our mission is to create opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to participate fully in the community.
Quality, Dignity and Choice
- DDRC provides easy access to person-centered, quality services and supports.
- DDRC is a leader in providing a quality work environment.
- DDRC partners with our community to increase participation and expand opportunities for people with disabilities.
- DDRC inspires the citizens of Colorado to welcome people with disabilities in all areas of life.
DDRC provides resources to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families for their entire life span in Jefferson, Clear Creek, Gilpin and Summit Counties. Services and resources are designed to provide positive choices, individualized to enhance quality of life and help people help themselves.
DDRC offers a comprehensive variety of services, including:
- Resource/Service Coordination
- Early Intervention
- Family Support Services
- A Better Choice
- Adult Vocational Services
- Quality Living Options
- Behavioral Health Team
- Therapeutic Recreation Connections
DDRC Board Responsibilities
- DDRC’s mission and purpose
- Select the Executive Director
- Provide ongoing support and guidance for the Executive Director; review his/her performance
- Ensure effective organizational planning
- Ensure adequate resources
- Protect assets and provide proper financial oversight
- Ensure legal and ethical integrity
- Monitor and strengthen programs and services
- Enhance the organization’s public image
The Board consists of 17 members. Four are appointed by specific county agencies. A minimum of 50% of Board members need to be family members, guardians or individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability living in DDRC’s service area. To see the specific composition as outlined in the bylaws, click here.
The Board meets 10 times a year typically on the 4th Wednesday evening of the month (excluding July and November). The date for the December meeting is determined at the September meeting. The meetings usually run from 5:30 p.m.to 7:30 p.m. with an opportunity for a light dinner and networking between 5:00 to 5:30. Board members are also assigned roles on subcommittees, which meet monthly or bi-monthly depending on the committee. Board members are also asked to make a financial contribution to DDRC in any amount.
The Selection Process
Applicants will be notified of receipt of application. DDRC's Board Governance Committee will review and consider each application received. This review process occurs in August through October. Applicants must meet the criteria established in the bylaws to be considered for Board positions. The Governance Committee may request further information or conduct interviews to discuss interest, skill sets, time commitment and responsibilities. Elections/appointments take place in October.
To Submit an Application
If interested in being considered as a candidate for the DDRC Board you must attend a Board meeting as a visitor to see how the Board operates. If you are still interested, click here to fill out the online application. Hard copies of the application are available on request. Contact Annette Rogers, Executive Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call Annette at 303-462-6508 with questions or for further information.
Staff Members of DDRC (the CCB) and employees and Board members of service agencies may not serve on the DDRC Board of Directors per Colorado statute 25.5-10-209(2)(b)(II).