TOLEDO:  At its monthly meeting February 26, 2024, the Board of Directors of the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities voted to select Michele Myerholtz as the agency’s next Superintendent.

Myerholtz, who will officially assume the role on March 1, has served as the Interim Superintendent since August 2022.

“Michele has done an exemplary job as the Interim Superintendent,” said Board President Ron Volk. “We are delighted that she has accepted this role for the long term and look forward to supporting her leadership and continued growth and evolution of the Board.”

Myerholtz joined Lucas DD in 2003 as a Service and Support Specialist working mostly with children served by the Board. After several promotions within the Service and Support Administration Department, she was named Assistant Superintendent in January 2020.

“I am so grateful for this incredible opportunity,” Myerholtz said. “I have dedicated my entire professional career to the developmental disabilities system and look forward to leading and building on the storied history of this agency.”

Lucas DD employs almost 300 people at its South Toledo headquarters. It works with nearly 700 providers across Lucas County to provide services and support to more than 4,000 individuals served by the Board. It is the state’s seventh-largest county based on number of individuals served.