Board of DD says goodbye to board president

From staff reports

Mitchell Kirby

The Fayette County Board of Developmental Disabilities said goodbye and “thank you” to their outgoing president, Mitchell Kirby, during the December meeting.

Kirby was presented with an award for serving on the board for three consecutive terms over the past 12 years. In accepting his award, Kirby recounted a story from his initial appointment, when the board met an individual receiving services, and was able to learn about the technology he was using to assist with communication.

Kirby went on to explain how his eyes were opened to the possibilities for individuals with developmental disabilities and how his appointment to the board took on even more meaning.

According to the Board of DD, Kirby has been a tremendous asset in not only serving as the board president over the last six years, but also serving on the technology committee, and assisting the board in recent updates of both the IT and phone system for the agency.

Kirby will be missed, but has served his time on the board well by benefiting those receiving services through the Fayette County Board of DD.

The Fayette County Board of DD has been around since 1967. It began in the basement of a local church, serving eight children with disabilities. Today, it assists hundreds of children, adults, and families with their education, vocational training, habilitation, transportation and service coordination needs.

For more information, contact Fayette Progressive Industries at 740-335-7453.

Mitchell Kirby Kirby

From staff reports