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Helping people with developmental disabilities attain independence.

FAQs for Prospective Board Members

Q. What do you like about being a board member?

A. Kathie Gregg,  former SVCR Board President,  shared this, “I have been a board member for many years.  It is truly a humbling experience to watch a resident grow and blossom in a safe, pleasant environment where they are encouraged to be the very best person they can be, both physically and mentally.”

Q. I respect what SVCR does and would like to consider becoming a board member. What would the time expectations be?

A. Typically, you would spend only two to three hours a month. Occasionally, if we participate in or plan a major fundraising event, you would spend more time.

Q. How long are the terms for board members?

A. Terms are two years.

Q. How often does the board meet?

A. The Board meets once monthly. Sub-committees schedule meetings as needed.

Q. How can I learn more about SVCR to help me make a decision?

A. Stacey M. Umbenour, our Executive Director, would be happy to speak with you. Please contact her at (540) 536-0337 or