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Board of DD approves modified mission statement (Audio included)

The Logan County Board of Development Disabilities (DD) Board approved a modified mission statement, vision, and slogan Thursday.

The organization has been working for almost a year on modifying its mission. During an in-service day in October, 100 employees took part in helping develop the new mission. The organization took 20 examples and chose keywords to implement into the mission statement.

The new mission solidifies the board of DD's purpose and helps set the organization's values. The new mission, vision, and slogan will be used to set the 2014 goals.

The new mission, vision, and slogan follow:

Mission

Empowering people with developmental disabilities to be valued as contributing members of our community.

Vision

Individuals with developmental disabilities recognize possibilities, make choices, have enriched lives and are contributing members of our community.

Slogan

A lifetime of dignity and opportunities

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. An Elected Officials Breakfast will be on the morning of March 14th from 8 to 9:30. The event will give the 150 invited elected officials a chance to learn about what people with developmental disabilities can do in society. A Business Appreciation Breakfast is scheduled for March 19th at 7:30 am.

The 4th Annual Polar Plunge will be on March 16th at Old Field Beach in the Indian Lake State Park. The Plunge will take place at 1:30 pm and cost $75 per participate. The event will also include a costume contest and Post Plunge Party.

A Logan County Board of DD in-service day is scheduled for March 8th and will focus on awareness issues. Guest speakers will speak about self-determination.

Superintendent Saul Bauer discusses the mission development process and March events.

A moment of silence to remember Edward Paul McGhee, Jr. was held at the beginning of the meeting.

A finance committee meeting is set for March 14th at 3:30 pm.

The Logan County Board of DD Board will meet again on March 21st at 5:30 pm.

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