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Apply to be a GCDD Council Member

Statewide Disabilities Council Seeks Individuals with Disabilities and Parents
to Apply for Board Appointment

GCDD_Inst_Call_for_Council.pngFebruary 16, 2021 (Georgia): The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is currently seeking applications for membership one self-advocate and one family member who live outside of the metro-Atlanta area. 

GCDD is a 27-member board, appointed by the governor and comprised of at least 60 percent individuals with developmental disabilities and family members. Other members include policymakers that represent various agencies and organizations having a vested interested in persons with developmental disabilities.

The council is charged with developing, funding and supporting various initiatives and programs across the state for people with developmental disabilities and their families. The initiatives, driven by the council’s five-year strategic plan, aim to increase opportunities for independence, inclusion, integration, productivity and self-determination. Activities include public policy research and analysis, reform, project demonstrations, education and training.

All applicants must complete and submit an application for consideration of endorsement to the Office of the Governor. If you are interested in applying to be considered as a council member, the application is due by February 21, 2021. 

For more information and the application to apply, visit the GCDD council member application page.

About the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities:
The mission of GCDD is to advance social change, public policy and innovative practices that increase opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to thrive where they live, learn, work, play and worship in Georgia’s communities." data-cke-saved-href="">


Hillary Hibben
Media Relations Director
Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities