E.S. Weiant renovation wraps up!

 
 

LCBDD service coordinators will move May 16-17 and our entire agency will be under one roof.

UPDATE:

Service coordinators will move to E.S. Weiant from 565 Industrial Parkway May 16 and 17.

During that time if you would like to get in touch with any LCBDD staff members by phone, the best way to do so is to call the main number 740-349-658,

As always, people we support who are experiencing an emergency during this time are asked to call 211 and ask for the on-call service coordinator.

 

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As construction on the E.S. Weiant Center enters the final stages, the staff of the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities is preparing for one final move.

Our staff members will move to the renovated building, at 116 N. 22nd St., in two phases, with hopes that everyone will be transitioned by the middle of May.

Please keep an eye on this site and the LCBDD social media pages for news about the move and our ribbon cutting, which is planned for 4 to 7 p.m. on June 20.

This transition marks the first time that the entire staff of the Licking County Board of DD will be together under one roof.

Not only will this change greatly enhance communication, and reduce duplication but it will foster collaboration and allow our agency to be a one-stop-shop for the people we support.

Rooms that used to be classrooms have been reconfigured to create more productive office space and an improved roof, windows and H-VAC system will make LCBDD a more energy-efficient agency.

The former Starlight School gym has been converted into a large meeting space where LCBDD Board meetings will be held.

Conference rooms will have updated technology that will allow LCBDD staff to connect with other county boards, participate in trainings and improve communication with families.

With improved resources, LCBDD is planning to collaborate with the East and South Central Ohio Chapter of the Red Cross, offering the E.S. Weiant Center as an accessible shelter in the event of a natural disaster. 

This shelter would specifically be for people we support who would not be comfortable in a typical shelter setting.

Although many aspects of the building will be new, it will be important to honor the history of the space and the important place it holds in the memories of county residents.

Visitors to the building will get to enjoy pieces of LCBDD history on display in the entryway. 

As Licking County Commissioner Duane Flowers shared at a recent LCBDD meeting, “We know a roof and walls don’t make an organization. People do. But what they do is show where you have been, where you are and where you are going.”

The entire LCBDD staff is looking forward to this next step in our history as we work to continue our legacy of strong services and supports while forming new partnerships and developing innovative solutions. 

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