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Clermont DD Board Meeting

The regular meeting of the Clermont DD Board will be on Thursday, April 26.  The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Early Intervention Conference Room, located at the Wildey Center, 2040 US Highway 50, Batavia, OH 45103 (one mile west of Owensville).

Prior to the meeting, the Ethics Committee will meet at 5 p.m. in the same room.  For more information, contact or call (513) 732-4921.


Board Members Take the Oath of Office

Ed Humphrey, President of the Clermont County Commissioners, administered the Oath of Office at the January 25 meeting of the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCDD).

The Board uses its January meeting to reorganize by accepting nominations for officers and to determine the date, time, and location of future meetings. Following the swearing-in ceremony, the following members were elected as officers: Robert Grant, President; Kim Pellington, Vice President; and Emily Chesnut, Secretary. Additional Board members are Dr. Kim Brady, Michael Chapman, David Thamann, and Mary Jane West.

After the swearing-in ceremony, Grant made committee appointments. Chapman, Thamann, and West will serve on the Ethics Committee. Grant, Brady, and Pellington will serve on the Finance Committee.

It was approved that 2018 Board meetings will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Thomas A. Wildey Center in Owensville. Exceptions to this will be announced as they arise.

For more information about upcoming Board meetings, contact or call (513) 732-4921.

Making a Difference

Helen Keller once said, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched; they must be felt within the heart.” Truer words were never spoken for nine young men from the Western Brown Wrestling team.

These high school students took time from their busy schedules on Feb. 13 to make a difference in their community by volunteering at a Valentines Dance for the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCDD).

Sponsored by Faith Chapel Ministries in Bethel and attended by more than 200 people who have developmental disabilities, the wrestlers helped with set up and clean up. They also danced with individuals, assisted them with refreshments, and shared lots of smiles with everyone they met.

“It was great to see the young men interact with those at the dance,” said Angie Stanton, CCDD Activity Coordinator. “All of the ladies wanted to dance with them, and all of the guys wanted to be just like them.”

Each year, Faith Chapel Ministries hosts a Valentines Dance for CCDD. Volunteers from the church’s many groups always are in attendance, but members of the Western Brown Wrestling Team went above and beyond to make this year’s event a night to remember.

“We hope they will be able to attend next year,” said Stanton. “When you hear bad things about teenagers in the news, it’s nice to have the chance to meet some that are not afraid to give back to their community.”

Pictured (top, from left) Seth Jermer, Derek Rymer, Eric Altman, Austin Terrell, Kennedy Sizemore; (bottom, from left) Aaron Fischer, Gary Powell, Jacob Bowling, and Dylan Mosher.

Clermont DD Board Reorganizes on January 25

The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) will hold their Annual Reorganizational Meeting on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at the Thomas A. Wildey Center, 2040 US Highway 50, Batavia, OH 45103 (near Owensville).   In addition to their regular business meeting, Board members will take the Oath of Office, elections will be held for 2018 officers, and a schedule of meetings will be set for the rest of the year.

For additional information, please contact Lisa Davis at, or (513) 732-4921.



CCDD Plans Focus Groups

The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold a Focus Group on Thursday, January 18, to ask for public input to assist with developing a three-year strategic plan.  The meeting will be held from 4-5 p.m. at the Thomas A. Wildey Center, 2040 US Highway 50, Batavia.

Focus groups have been held the past few weeks in sessions that include parents, providers, families, and individuals who receive services from CCDD.  These sessions have included a CCDD overview as well as survey questions about building self-advocacy, supported decision making, integrating settings, community employment, and building provider capacity.

After the public focus group is held on January 18, information will be gathered and added into a strategic plan document that will cover 2018, 2019, and 2020.  The input will be compiled into goals and action steps where CCDD departments and the agency itself can improve upon the services they currently provide to children and adults in Clermont County.

For more information or to attend, please contact Lisa Davis at (513) 732-4921 or