MEDINA — The superintendent of the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities announced his retirement Tuesday.
Greg LaForme, who has served as superintendent for 10 years, will step down Dec. 3.
LaForme thanked the board and the community for their support. He also offered praise for his staff.
“We are very fortunate to have such an excellent and dedicated team,” he said. “Medina County is a better place because of them.
“MCBDD is a great agency with caring people who provide great service to the individuals they serve. I have every confidence of their continued success.”
Before serving as superintendent, LaForme was director of the Blick Clinic in Akron, which provides services to people with disabilities. He also is a fellow for the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, an honor given for exemplary and dedicated service.
Jay Mitzel, board president, said LaForme’s accomplishments included passing two operating levies and the board receiving the highest accreditation in state and national standards.
Mitzel said LaForme’s leadership and financial management skills helped the board bring more than $60 million in federal funding back to Medina County in the past 10 years.
The board has begun seeking a new superintendent and has a leadership transition plan that will allow a mentoring period for whoever is chosen.
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