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Governor Branstad Appoints New Members to Iowa DD Council Leadership

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Des Moines, IA - September 17, 2012 - Iowa Governor Terry Branstad recently appointed several new members to the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council) for three-year terms. New members include:

  • Aaron Anderson of Mason City
  • Tonya Fustos of Council Bluffs
  • Roger Girard of Marion
  • Koki Nakagawa of Ames
  • Nathanial Pierson of Marion
  • Alissa Underfer of West Des Moines

“We are always looking for individuals to bring valuable insight through real-world experiences to the Council to help us work toward reaching our goals for Iowans with disabilities,” says Andy Kaiser, DD Council Chair of LeClaire, Iowa. “This new group of members brings another set of fresh ideas to the Council, and their input is greatly appreciated.”

The DD Council is a federally-funded state agency that advocates for the development of services and supports so that Iowans with developmental disabilities can make choices and take control of their lives.

The Council promotes the development of a coordinated system of services and supports that provides opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to be independent, productive, integrated and included in their communities. Council members and staff participate in forums, on committees, in work groups, develop written materials and responses, meet with legislators and collaborate with other organizations to create positive results for Iowans with disabilities.

For more information, contact the DD Council at 866.432.2846 or send an email to contactus@idaction.org.

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The Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council) Council is a federally-funded state agency that advocates for the development of services and supports that allow Iowans with developmental disabilities to make choices and take greater control of their lives. The DD Council advocates for improving the system of support and services so that all Iowans with disabilities have the freedom to make their own choices, exercise their rights as citizens and participate fully in society. For more information, visit www.idaction.org.


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