The Council is currently recruiting applicants from Regions I, VII, VIII, and IX to fill an immediate vacancy.
Region I (1) includes Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes.
Region VII (7) includes Bossier, Bienville, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Natchitoches,
Red River, Sabine, and Webster parishes.
Region VIII (8) includes Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison,
Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union, and West Carroll parishes.
Region IX (9) includes Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes.
Applicants must be one of the following:
- An individual with a developmental disability;
- A parent or guardian of a child with a developmental disability; or
- The immediate relative or guardian of an adult with an intellectual developmental disability who cannot advocate for themselves.
The deadline for applications in order to be considered for the Regions 7 & 8 position is January 31, 2020.
The deadline for applications in order to be considered for the Regions 1 & 9 position is February 21, 2020.
Council members are appointed by the Governor and serve four-year terms. Whenever there is a vacancy, a membership committee of the Council reviews all the applications received and makes recommendations to the full Council for approval. Names are then submitted to the Governor for his consideration. The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act) includes criteria for all states to follow in selecting their DD Council’s membership (including the definition of a developmental disability) and the Louisiana Council takes care to ensure our membership is in compliance with the DD Act.
There are two options for filling out the membership application: 1) print and mail it, or 2) fill it out and submit it electronically.
Option 1: Download, Print and Mail
Download the PDF version of the electronic form below, print it, fill it out and then mail to the address below:
Council Membership Application Form
Developmental Disabilities Council
P.O. Box 3455
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3455
Option 2: Electronic Submission
Fill out the form below and submit your information electronically.