Appointed for 3-year terms, the SB40 Board (dba Stone County Developmental Disability Board) is comprised of 9 members. We are required to have diverse representation on our board so that many different points of view can be heard. Some members have family with developmental disabilities, some come from a special education background, others are community members who have invested themselves in the success of this organization because they have a deep passion for the people we serve.
We are funded by a small portion (10 cents per $100 assessed value) of your property tax dollars that go toward services and supports for residents of Stone County who have developmental disabilities.
The board’s main job is to make sure the tax money collected for use is spent in the right way, according to State law and the needs of the Stone County community. We operate as a political sub-division of the State, but maintain a close working relationship with many County agencies, like the County Commission and Health Department, working for the common good of Stone County residents.
Meetings are open to the public and held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6pm in our office in Reeds Spring (click for map). If you have a comment or concern that you wish to see addressed, please contact LaDella Thomas at 417-449-5160 or Lthomas@stoneddboard.com.