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.
|Appointee||Expiration Date||Council District|
|Samuel A. Stoddard||December 31, 2021||#7 - Pitts|
|Joyce Rambo||December 31, 2018||#4 - Jones|
|Peter Littlefield||December 31, 2018||#1 - Younts|
|Maureen Tiller||December 31, 2018||#5 - Carroll|
|Betty Beasley||December 31, 2021||#6 - Anderson|
|Janis Tribble||December 31, 2021||#2 - Wood|
|Brenda Ligon||December 31, 2021||#3 - McDaniel|