Dear Council Members & Friends,
I am honored to announce the selection of Donovan Fornwalt as the Council’s next Executive Director
Donovan has worked for the Council for fourteen years, serving as the Council’s Director of Governmental Affairs, and has been instrumental in expanding the funding of the developmental disability service system within our community and state. He is a graduate of Berea College, a passionate advocate for those with disabilities, and committed tot he Council’s mission and vision. The Executive Committee of the Council worked diligently in the selection process, and the Board of Trustees confirmed it’s decision to hire Donovan as the Council’s sixth executive director at its April 30th board meeting.Donovan will assume his new responsibilities on June 1st. I believe that our membership and constituents will join the board and staff in our enthusiasm about new leadership and our commitment to supporting Donovan. (More)
The Outreach Connection
Happy New Year 2013
Welcome 2013! Family Outreach & Support New Year Kick Off.
The Family Outreach & Support program will host a “Family Move & Game Night on Friday, January 25, 2013 starting at 5:30PM.
The evening will start with a meet/greet, and a pizza dinner. The movie will start rolling at 6:00pm, with several family oriented games starting at the same time. (More)
February 14, 2012
Donovan A. Fornwalt – Director of Governmental Affairs & Disability Policy
In the depths of one of the most difficult budgets in recent memory and certainly the most contentious (Senator Williams vs. Governor, House vs. Senate, death of Casino gaming bill and redistricting), our interests were not only protected but there were some modest investments in the ID-DD service system.
Budget: $7.5 Million to support 300 additional SCL placements (Fiscal Year 2012-13)
~ $29 million to support a total of 600 SCL placements by the end of Fiscal Year 2013-2014.
~ Exemption from across the board cuts 8.4% in most State agencies
– DD-ID services and programs (remarkably Medicaid and SCL and all other waiver programs) Exempt from cuts.
~ $2 million in State Federal funds to implement the FBI Fingerprint Check Program and Adult
Abuse Registry. (More)