Board Service

Get Involved

The Utah Developmental Disabilities Council wants to support YOU to engage with your community, practice leadership, and make real change in the world.

One way you can do this is by serving on a committee, a council, or board. The UDDC is here to help you accomplish that. We can help you find a board that matches your interests. We can also offer support to help you participate.

Here are currently open board service positions:

Governor’s Committee on Employment for People with Disabilities (GCEPD)

This committee promotes efforts to achieve equal employment opportunities for Utahns with disabilities. Currently, there are no official positions.

To apply, please contact:
Leah Lobato, Director

Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) Self-Advocate Information Gatherings

DSPD hosts quarterly Family and Self-Advocate Information Gatherings to explain changes that are happening with DSPD and what that means for individuals in our services, *self-advocates, and families. This is also a place where you can provide input on the changes talked about, or any concerns you may have. You can find information about the next gathering, along with resources and presentations from previous meetings below.

*A self-advocate is an individual with a disability who wants to talk about their experiences and help make DSPD services even better, whether or not they are currently receiving services.

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Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) Disability Advisory Council (DAC)

Members of the Disability Advisory Council (DAC) bring concerns from the disability community to the quarterly meeting, review changes in DSPD services, and share their thoughts on different topics. This is a great way to get involved in your community. These meetings are public, so anyone can come and see what they are like.

Self-advocates, individuals who use DSPD services, DSPD employees, providers, and Support Coordinators, community advocacy organizations, and other state agencies are welcome to participate.

This council has 4 meetings each year and each meeting lasts about 2 hours.

If you are interested in the DAC, please apply on the Utah Boards and Commissions website.

If you have any questions or would like to apply over the phone, contact:
Nikolena Butterfield

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