The Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities is composed of seven volunteer members who serve four-year terms and may be reappointed to two additional terms, for a maximum of 12 years of service.
Two of the Board members are appointed by the probate judge. The Lucas County Board of Commissioners appoints five members.
According to the Ohio Revised Code, if the appointing authority is a board of county commissioners, at least two of the appointed individuals must be eligible for services provided by the county board or be immediate family members of such individuals. The board of county commissioners shall, whenever possible, ensure that one of those two members is an individual eligible for adult services or an immediate family member of an individual eligible for adult services; the other is an immediate family member of an individual eligible for early intervention services or services for preschool or school-age children.
If the appointing authority is the probate judge, at least one of the appointments is an immediate family member of an individual eligible for residential services or supported living.