Lisa Davis, Director
2040 US Highway 50
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-7006 (fax)
Angie Stanton, Activity Coordinator
Suzanne Diesel, Communications
The Community Relations Department serves a pipeline between the Clermont DD program and the Clermont County community. This department has four main areas, each essentially important to the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
Although communication is a program-wide responsibility, the Community Relations Department is the coordinating liaison between Clermont DD and the public, to give community members the information it needs to be aware of our programs and services. This includes media and press relations, monthly newsletters, agency brochures, and public e-mail alerts that are received by local stakeholders such as township trustees, county department heads, village councils, and other community members. Additionally, members of the Community Relations Department are “out and about” in Clermont County as much as possible, distributing Clermont DD information and answering public questions. This is as involved as hosting a week-long booth at the Clermont County Fair, to participating in Disability Awareness Curriculum trainings for various groups.
Volunteers are a necessary piece of the Clermont DD program, because they bring valuable knowledge, talented expertise, and willing hearts to assist the staff and consumers with special projects and daily routines. Currently, the Community Relations Department supervises and coordinates 250+ volunteers each year. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Lisa Davis.
Many consumers participate in social and leisure activities each month. The Community Relations Department creates, implements, and supervises these activities, which take primarily within the community. Activities such as bowling, theater performance, movie outings, dances, and cornhole are just a few of the activities planned each month. Visit the home page of this website for activities taking place this month.
Although the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities is supported by local tax dollars, as well as state and federal funding, the Community Relations Department supervises grant writing and fundraising. This is a necessary avenue for developing additional funding for programs and services that we normally wouldn’t be able to afford.