Boone County Family Resources was established in 1976 with the passage of a special property tax levy. The agency, through its Board of Directors, purchases and provides services for eligible persons of all ages with developmental disabilities. As an administrative agent of the Department of Mental Health, the scope of services has expanded since establishment of the agency, and has grown to include residential services, vocational and practical living skills training, and family support services. The agency is nationally accredited and has a multi-million dollar budget. Additional information about the agency may be obtained at the agency's website,
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Composition of the board of directors must meet the statutory requirements of the enabling legislation. Additionally, persons appointed to the board must comply with the provisions of the bylaws of the board, agency policy and the resolution adopted by the Board regarding disclosure of potential conflicts of interest on file with the Missouri Ethics Commission. Board members of Boone County Family Resources also serve on the board of Life and Work Connections, Inc., a Section 501(c)(3) corporation that provides vocational services to young adults through a contractual arrangement with Boone County Family Resources. As appointees of a statutorily created entity with broad powers, board members have certain fiduciary duties, which require that they conduct themselves without conflict to the interest of the agency they serve. Conflicts of interest are not prohibited, but disclosure is critical. Disclosure should not be construed as creating a presumption of impropriety or as automatically precluding someone from participation. Rather, it reflects the recognition of the many factors that can influence one's judgment and a desire to make as much information as possible available to other participants. Potentially conflicting interests may relate to programs and services or operations, such as contracts with third parties.
To apply for the Boone County Family Resources Board, please complete the following online application or complete and print the PDF form available below. Be sure to sign and date the printed copy before submitting. Applications may be delivered to the Boone County Commission Office in person; sent by mail to 801 E. Walnut Street, Room 333; or emailed as an attachment to