Mill levy advisory council seeks two volunteers

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Douglas County is seeking two volunteers to serve on the its Developmental Disabilities Mill Levy Advisory Council, which was established following voter approval of the mill levy in 2001.

Applications for the openings are being accepted through Feb. 14.

While 94.5% of the developmental disabilities mill levy funds are given to the county's community-centered board Developmental Pathways, the remaining 5.5% is set aside for the county's Developmental Disabilities Grant Program.

The advisory council reviews the grant applications from organizations seeking money for local programs supporting residents with developmental disabilities. Since 2002, more than $4.2 million has been awarded to organizations delivering local services to support residents with developmental disabilities and their families, including $300,000 awarded in 2019.

“We are in awe of the expertise and servant leadership contributed by those who serve on the county's boards, committees and commissions,” Douglas County Commissioner Abe Laydon said in a news release. “As the new year begins we hope this opportunity to serve will attract similar candidates.”

Douglas County mill levy grants support projects and services that demonstrate innovative and collaborative projects or programs in six areas: Life in Common, Housing, Transportation, Employment, Recreation/Leisure and Health. For additional information or to apply, go to www.douglas.co.us/community/partners-and-providers/developmental-disabilities.

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