Governing Board

The Johnson County Developmental Supports Governing Board was established in 1971 by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, pursuant to Section 19-4001, Kansas Statutes Annotated, for the purpose of providing intellectual and developmental disabilities services to the residents of Johnson County, Kansas.

JCDS is guided by a seven-member Governing Board who are appointed to three-year terms by the BOCC. The board governs under the administrative, financial, and other operational policies adopted by the BOCC.  

The JCDS Governing Board meets on a monthly basis, generally excluding the months of July and December. For specific dates, times, and locations, contact the Senior Executive Assistant, Kristin Williams at 913-826-2641 or email, as these are subject to change.

Persons who may need assistance, the use of sign language or oral interpreter, or who require special accommodations, should contact 913-826-2641 at least two weeks prior to the meeting.

Current Governing Board Members

Title District Name Term Expires
Chairperson District 3 Michael Hughes Aug. 31, 2026
Vice-Chairperson District 6 John Bartolac Aug. 31, 2026
Treasurer District 1 Kyle Russell Aug. 31, 2026
Secretary District 2 Debbie Scott Williams Aug. 31, 2025
Member District 5 Bertha Guillen Aug. 31, 2026
Member District 4 Inas Younis Aug. 31, 2024


2024 Agendas and Minutes

January Agenda

January Minutes
February Agenda February Minutes
March Agenda March Minutes
April Agenda April Minutes
May Agenda May Minutes
June Agenda June Minutes
No July Meeting  
August Agenda August Minutes
September Agenda September Minutes
October Agenda October Minutes
November Agenda November Minutes
No December Meeting  




Interested in Serving on the Board?

Those interested in serving on the board are expected to support and actively promote the mission and vision of the agency.  A position on the board will be a very rewarding experience for those individuals seeking to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable citizens in our community.  Board members will be appointed by the BOCC and have a responsibility to the public, the BOCC, the citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and/or guardians.

Board members shall be responsible for:

  • Establishing policies for the operation of the agency.
  • Annually reporting on services to the BOCC.
  • Preparing strategic plans and budgets within county and state requirements.
  • Hire, support, and evaluate the agency’s Executive Director.
  • Provide oversight of operations of the agency.
  • Promote the agency and its programs in fundraising and other activities.

A board member must comply with:

  • All Conflict of Interest policies and procedures; exercising the utmost good faith in performing their duties with no expectation of financial or other profit from the relationship.
  • Policies and procedures relative to specific agency and employee requirements.
  • Policies and procedures restricting involvement with the agency’s clientele and family except as specified.
  • Policies restricting media communications relative to the agency, the county, and the individuals and their families served.
  • Attendance regulations to board and special called meetings and other events as necessary.