Author Archives: Billie Jo David

Where do our tax dollars go? A handy guide.

Summit DD’s operating levy makes up more than 80% of the Agency’s revenue.  That levy is set to expire on December 31, 2018.  To ensure that more than 4,700 adults and kids with developmental disabilities don’t lose funding for essential services, Summit DD will be putting forth a ballot issue to renew the levy on November 7, 2017.  This is not a new tax and will fund essential services and supports from 2019–2024.

The voters have asked for a simple explanation of where the money goes.  Simply put, your money empowers people of all abilities.  You can see how in the infographic below.

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Program gives summer work to kids with disabilities; City of Stow among the employers

Summit DD has partnered with Summit County Job & Family Services, private disability service providers, and employers to provide summer work to 40 teens.  Read more in an article that appeared in the Akron Beacon Journal.

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County Council Passes Resolution Placing Summit DD on Ballot in November

This week the members of Summit County Council passed a resolution to proceed with submitting a six-year, 4.50 mills renewal of a tax for the benefit of Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, for the purpose of providing community programs and services to adults and children with developmental disabilities.  The renewal of Summit DD’s operating levy will be on the ballot on November 7. Read More ›

Hope Homes Discontinues Operations, REM, Ohio to Become Provider of Record

Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) was informed late Wednesday from Home Homes officials that the Agency can no longer ensure the health and safety of those its serves due to financial constraints.  Hope Homes will cease all operations on Friday, June 16. Read More ›

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