The Delaware County Board of Commissioners is seeking to appoint two members to fill seats on the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The appointed individuals must be residents of Delaware County and citizens of the United States, and must be interested and knowledgeable in the field of developmental disabilities and related fields. For this particular round of appointments, applicants must be receiving or have an immediate family member eligible to receive or currently receiving services from the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The Commissioners are seeking to appoint two citizen members for terms that will begin January 1, 2019 and end Dec. 31, 2022.

The Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities consists of seven (7) members. The duties of a board member are defined as:

  • Develop and approve the policies of the Board for the operation of programs, services, and supports;
  • Become familiar with issues affecting individuals who are developmentally disabled;
  • Plan and set priorities based on available funds for the provision of programs and services;
  • Employ and supervise a qualified Superintendent.

The Delaware County Board of Commissioners also is seeking to appoint one member to the NorthStar New Community Authority.  The Board of Trustees of the Authority shall be composed of seven (7) members.  This Board shall appoint three (3) citizen members of the Board of Trustees to represent the interests of present and future residents of the District and one (1) member to serve as a representative of local government.  The Board of County Commissioners is currently seeking to appoint one (1) citizen member to serve an unexpired term that will end Aug. 15, 2019.

The Authority facilitates the financing and construction of specific infrastructure improvements benefiting property owners within the Authority’s boundaries.  In addition, the Board of Trustees would have primary responsibility to oversee the financing of the infrastructure and improvements described above and to provide for the levy and collection of the community development charge within the Authority.

Interested individuals can apply by using Delaware County’s online application portal. It can be accessed at For any questions regarding this application procedure, please contact Dana Bushong, Delaware County Human Resources, 740-833-2129 or

Completed Board Appointment applications must be received through the Applicant Tracking portal no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2018.