I am delighted to announce that the voters of Summit County passed Issue 17 with over a 60% passage rate (unofficial results). The replacement of Summit DD’s operating levy ensures that the agency can support more than 5,000 adults and children with developmental disabilities from 2025 – 2030.
Summit DD operates on only one operating levy, which represents more than 80 percent of its funding. Passing this replacement levy was necessary to ensure Summit DD has the funding needed to provide critical services such as early intervention, transition support for teens, vocational, residential, and transportation supports, to name a few.
I would like to personally thank the voters of Summit County; we value your support and understand it is our role to be good stewards of your investment in services for those with disabilities. I would also like to thank each volunteer who worked on the Issue 17 campaign. Summit DD’s levy campaign is funded solely from donations and carried out by volunteers.
While Summit DD has secured financial stability for the next six years, our system continues to grow, and Medicaid rates continue to increase. Summit DD looks forward to completing a detailed analysis of the current and future environment to build a long-range plan that supports critical services and supports for children and adults we serve for years to come.
We are proud to be a part of and to serve our community and truly appreciate your support. We are committed to continuing open and transparent communication with you and sharing the innovative programs and the achievements of those we serve.
Summit DD Superintendent