Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board


The Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Department of Developmental Disabilities Services. The Board plans services for developmentally disabled people and coordinates those services.


The Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board's regular meetings times and location are:

  • 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
  • 4th Monday of every odd-numbered month
  • St. Luke's Health Education Center
    3333 Squalicum Parkway
    Bellingham, WA 98225

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meeting. Minutes are available following approval.

View Meeting Agendas and Minutes.


The Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board currently has 8 members: 

Caroline Applebee
Valerie Billmire            Advocate
Gina Bring
David Charleston        Advocate 
Jeffrey Hart                  Higher Education
Kathy Kershner  
         County Council member
Ken Larson                  Community member
Raegen Miller
Alysa Oradat                Advocate
Megen Porter
Dana Weber


Membership is encouraged, but not limited to, representatives from:

  • Public, private, or voluntary agencies.
  • Local governmental units.
  • Citizens knowledgeable about developmental disabilities or interested in services to persons with developmental disabilities in the community.


Term Length and Limits 

  • 3 years
  • 2 consecutive full terms