People First of Wood County 

People First is Wood County's self-advocacy group for individuals with disabilities. The group currently meets twice a month for discussion, speakers, or group activities related to or promoting advocacy. Members participate in various conferences throughout the year in Columbus and attend self-advocacy day at the Statehouse in March. People First also creates initiatives to help other individuals served by the Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities. In 2017 the group coordinated a board-wide hygiene drive for staff and individuals to donate hygiene products for individuals who may not be able to secure those items due to financial or accessibility barriers. 

2017 Officers:

  • Mark Foster, President
  • April Watson, Vice President 
  • Dennis Miller, Secretary
  • Dylan Price, Treasurer 

Individuals interested in joining People First should contact any of the officers listed above and/or attend a meeting. Meeting dates can be obtained by downloading the document below. 

Download People First 2017 Meetings