Tri-Counties Regional Center

TCADD Board of Directors

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Membership and Roles

Interested in Board membership? The Tri-Counties Association for the Developmentally Disabled (TCADD) Board offers its members the opportunity to actively participate in setting the future goals and directions of the regional center. Composed of 16 members, the board seeks persons able to creatively advise the regional center director and staff regarding the agency’s policies and procedures. Diversity of membership is critical for the regional center to successfully promote innovative ideas and concepts on behalf of all citizens with developmental disabilities.


The board is composed of individuals with a demonstrated interest in, or knowledge of, developmental disabilities -- including persons with legal, management, public relations, and developmental disability program skills. The board, by law, must also include representatives of the various categories of developmental disabilities served by the regional center; reflect the geographic and ethnic characteristics of the regional center area; and have at least one fourth membership of persons with developmental disabilities or their parents or legal guardians.

TCADD Board membership offers an opportunity to support the work of the regional center staff, advocate for the needs of persons with developmental disabilities, and share talents and skills in a governance role. Building awareness of the agency's performance for operational requirements and strategic goals along with implementation of the TCADD Policies is a rewarding and dynamic experience. Committee level work along with full TCADD Board activities offers Board members a variety of potential ways to contribute to the mission and vision of the agency.

Board members are provided a well-rounded orientation, with select training offered annually.  Click here for an overview of TCADD Board member training.

Joining the Board
For more information on TCADD Board Membership, please review the articles linked at the bottom of this page.

Click here to start an online Board application.

Click here for the Board application in PDF format. (Save this to your computer to keep your work. This form can also be written on by hand, and then mailed to Cathy Berry.)

Contact Cathy Berry if you are interested in TCADD Board Membership.

Cathy Berry

Tri-Counties Regional Center

520 E. Montecito Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93103


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