Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Goodwill Supports HCDDS Levy Ask at Hamilton County Commissioners Hearing

Team Goodwill Supports 2019 Levy Campaign!

The evening of   Thursday, July 25th was the occasion of the official hearing in front of the Hamilton County Commissioners in support of the proposed 2019 Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services (HCDDS) tax levy. The meeting room was filled to capacity with advocates, family members and individuals served by the County Board. Ohio Valley Goodwill team members were on hand to lend their support for this critical operating levy. Team members, Sharon Hannon, Marketing Director and Michael Flannery, Public Information Officer added their testimony to the compelling stories presented by the audience members.

Michael Flannery and Sharon Hannon, OVGI

The critical operating levy provides 75% of the funds needed for Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services, (HCDDS), to continue offering their critical services for children and adults with DD in Hamilton County. The Goodwill team added their stories about the employment success of the thousands of people that the organization is able to serve thanks to the more than 30 year partnership with HCDDS. Last evening’s hearing was an important step in making sure that the HCDDS levy is on the ballot this Fall.

Hamilton County DD Services has a long history of community support and their last levy in 2014 was approved with unprecedented success. The Board is well known in the Greater Cincinnati community for its commitment to its mission of helping people with developmental disabilities to live, work and play in their community.  As a long standing partner of Hamilton County DD Services, Ohio Valley Goodwill will be fully involved in supporting the 2019 levy campaign on behalf of the thousands of individuals with DD that both agencies mutually serve. Stay tuned for more information about the 2019 HCDDS Levy campaign and how you can join us in supporting the successful passage of this vital operating levy. For more information about HCDDS, visit http://www.hamiltondds.org