Aging and disability board needs members

The Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources (ADR) Advisory Board is seeking new members for its work in program planning, funds allocation, evaluating of contracted services, community education, and determining unmet community needs.

The board also serves an important role in educating lawmakers on key issues impacting seniors and adults with disabilities and informing the public about a wide range of options to remain safe and independent at home, according to an ADR spokesman.

Board members are appointed to four-year terms by the county executive and are subject to County Council confirmation. The board meets six times per year. Applicants must be a Pierce County resident, not employed by Pierce County government, and not a member of an organization funded by or through Pierce County ADR.

Prospective applicants can contact Daniel Gross of the ADR at 253-798-2739 or

The board’s membership is comprised of older adults, persons with disabilities, service participants and professionals, and at least one elected official. Residents representing east Pierce County communities, low-income seniors and ethnic minority populations are particularly encouraged to apply.