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History
Mission
Vision
2020 Board of Directors

Organized in 1979, MACDDS continues to provide a strong forum for its 84-member county boards (66 county boards, 17 related private organizations, 1 TCM entity, related private organizations, and affiliated public agencies to share information, discuss common problems, and act cohesively in areas of overall concern.

Each year the Association sponsors a fall conference that, through a series of workshops, seeks to bring together technical assistance and innovative ideas to broaden the perspective of member counties, related private organizations, and affiliated public agencies as they endeavor to serve people of Missouri with developmental disabilities.

MACDDS has continued to make a strong impact on legislative initiatives. Because of the pleasant blend of urban, suburban, and rural member counties, each MACDDS representative reflects the collective political strength and determination of those county voices.

Missouri has proven to be a "great society" in the enactment of "Senate Bill 40." The advocacy spirit is alive and well in the state. MACDDS strives to embody that spirit.

MACDDS champions inclusive communities through the leadership and collaboration of its member organizations.

All people lead full, meaningful lives as valued members of their communities.

Becky Herschbach
St Louis County
President
Robyn Kaufman
Boone County
President Elect
Nancy Pennington
Adair County
Treasurer/Secretary
Andrea Swope
Christian County
Member at Large
Mary Sullivan Thomas
Lincoln County
Member at Large
Marcus Whitlock
Lafayette County
Member
Peg Capo
St. Charles County
Member
Jeff Richards
Washington County
Member
Anita Contreras
Warren County
Member
Alecia Archer
Jasper County
Member
Jake Jacobs
Jackson County
Member
Denise Cross
Platte County
Member
Ann Graff
Saline and Polk Counties
Member
Ed Thomas
Camden County
Member
Pam Greenwood
Cooper County
Member