County Board Resources

OACB is a full-service trade association providing advocacy, communications, professional development, and technical assistance to the board members and staff at Ohio's 88 county boards of developmental disabilities.  The vast majority of online resources for members can be found within MemberConnect, the association's member services portal.  Below is a listing of all resources available with direct links to the appropriate section of the service. 

Please note that a MemberConnect account is required to access member services.  If you are an OACB member, you can sign up for an account here. Questions? Contact Adam Herman ( at 614-431-0616 ext. 7997 to learn more.


OACB Board Member Reference Manual
Board Member Reference Manual - 2017 Edition

OACB is proud to offer a comprehensive manual pertaining to issues of importance to the seven governing board members and senior management staff at county boards across the state. Updated annually, OACB's Board Member Reference Manual is a go-to resource for county board members seeking basic information about a wide variety of topics in Ohio's developmental disability service delivery system. 

A complete PDF copy of the Board Member Reference Manual can be downloaded via the Document Center of OACB MemberConnect – to download a PDF of the manual, click here (download will start immediately upon log-in). Individual sections of the Board Member Reference Manual may also be downloaded within the Board Members tab of the MemberConnect Document Center (login required).


MemberConnect Services

Member services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through OACB's online member services portal at A brief description of each MemberConnect module is listed below – to access these services, simply click on the image below (login required) or visit and use the navigation menu therein. For technical support with MemberConnect, including login issues, please contact Lana Beddoes at or (614) 431-0616 ext. 7988.




Member DirectoryMember Directory

The Member Directory is a searchable, members-only contact database that contains the phone numbers, email addresses, and profile photo for thousands of board members and staff at Ohio's county boards of developmental disabilities. Members can search for their colleagues by county, by organization (for non-board contacts), and by name – and download individual contact information in the form of an electronic address book contact file (vCard).  

In addition, since OACB has fully integrated its event registration into MemberConnect, chances are – if a member has attended an OACB event in the past two years – their complete contact information is listed within the Member Directory. Members with questions about the Member Directory should feel free to contact Lana Beddoes ( for more information.

Document Center

The Document Center is an online storage center where OACB members can download important information – such as policy documents, conference presentations, and other important materials – from any internet-connected computer.  In addition to materials prepared by OACB and/or distributed at OACB events, members can request the inclusion of documents that they believe would be useful to their colleagues.  Documents are sorted into tabs by general topic area, which are further sorted by date (year). Members with questions about the Document Center should feel free to contact Adam Herman ( for more information.


Events ManagerMemberConnect Events Manager

Attending an OACB event has never been easier thanks to the MemberConnect Events Manager.  By integrating members' contact information directly into a one-stop event registration, check-in, and Continuing Professional Development Unit (CPDU) interface, members can manage their ongoing training needs with the click of a button.

In addition, OACB is now maintaining MemberConnect CPDU records in perpetuity, and is planning to develop a user CPDU management portal to allow members to monitor their ongoing training and professional development progress with an easy to use interface in 2018. Members with questions about the Events Manager should feel free to contact Erich Hiner ( for more information.



Last updated September 5, 2017