The Laurens County Mental Retardation Board was established by Legislative Act #700 in 1973. Ordinance #571 in 2003 amended ordinances to reorganize terms. The Board is now known as the Laurens County Disability and Special Needs Board.


The purpose of the Board is to develop, coordinate and operate community-based programs for the mentally challenged or related disabilities within the County.


The Board consists of no less than seven (7) and no more than eleven (11).  Rightfully appointed eight (8) members.


The Board is appointed by County Council, one (1) from each Council Member’s district for a four (4) year term.  The term of the appointment corresponds with the term of the Council member.  Board members may succeed themselves.  The appointee shall be a registered elector residing in Laurens County. The appointee may be from the district of the Council Member making the appointment or from any other area of the County, at the sole discretion of the Council Member making the appointment. In the event a vacancy occurs, the Council Member for whom the appointee serves shall fill such vacancy for the unexpired term of the appointee.


AppointeeExpiration DateCouncil District
Peter LittlefieldDecember 31, 2018#1 - Younts
Janis TribbleDecember 31, 2021#2 - Wood
Brenda LigonDecember 31, 2021#3 - McDaniel
Joyce RamboDecember 31, 2018#4 - Jones
Maureen TillerDecember 31, 2018#5 - Carroll
Betty BeasleyDecember 31, 2021#6 - Anderson
Samuel A. StoddardDecember 31, 2021#7 - Pitts
At Large

Current Year Meeting Minutes

Minutes – December 9, 2019

Minutes – November 11, 2019

Minutes – October 14, 2019

Minutes – September 9, 2019

Minutes – August 12, 2019

Minutes – June 10, 2019

Minutes – May 13, 2019

Minutes – April 8, 2019

Minutes – March 18, 2019

Minutes – February 12, 2019

Minutes – January 14, 2019

Previous Year Meeting Minutes

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