Developmental Disabilities Resources Board (DDRB)

The Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of Clay County, Missouri (hereinafter referred to as the "Board") derives its authority from Sections 205.968 to 205.972, RSMo., commonly called the "County Sheltered Workshop" law.  Authority is further drawn from the citizens of Clay County as per the passage of the original county tax levy on April 6, 1971 and from the Clay County Court Resolution dated May 3, 1971 which appointed the first Board of Directors of the Clay County Sheltered Facilities Board.  The name of the Board was subsequently changed officially on January 1, 1993.

The mission of the Board is to promote an environment (array of services and supports) whereby citizens of Clay County with developmental disabilities and their families have the opportunity to have productive and fulfilling lives.



Public Announcement

The Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of Clay County (DDRB) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for funding in 2018 to nonprofit agencies interested in providing services to persons with developmental disabilities who reside in Clay County. Applicants must be a 501©3 corporation in good standing in the state of Missouri. The Agency must be accredited by CARF or a similar accrediting body. Any Agency interested in applying for funding or to learn more about the DDRB may call the Board Office at 816-792-5255 or email the Administrative Director at sbennett@ddrbcc.org. Application packets can be picked up at the Board Office located at 920 Kent Street, Liberty, Missouri between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or request an electronic copy by email.
Deadline for Board receipt of applications is
Monday, October 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.


Sonja Bennett, Administrative Director
920 S. Kent Street
Liberty, Missouri 64068
*Agenda items are tentative and subject to change without notice.




The DDRB regular meeting location is at 920 Kent, Liberty, Missouri, 64068. (Map/Directions)

2017 Meeting Schedule

Minutes, agendas and other postings are here.


The DDRB consists of a total of nine members made up of residents and taxpayers that must meet certain criteria per (RSMo) Chapter 205.970 .


Member Term Expiration
Sonja Bennett  (Director)  
Heath Roberts (Chairman) 12/31/18
Gary Steinman (Vice-Chairman) 12/31/17
Tom Bradley (Treasurer) 12/31/19
Stephen Elliott (Secretary) 12/31/19
Pat Schoenrade 12/31/18
Alan Naylor 12/31/16
Rick White 12/31/17
James Gottstein 12/31/17
Robert Sevier 12/31/18