Enderson appointed to state-wide Planning and Policy Council

Jennifer Enderson, President of Emory Valley Center, was recently appointed to the Statewide Planning and Policy Council for the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) as an At-Large Representative by former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam for an additional term.

As a member of the Council, some of Enderson’s responsibilities include:

• Advisement to the commissioner of DIDD as to plans and policies to be followed in service systems and the operation of the DIDD programs and facilities;

• Recommend to the general assembly legislation and appropriations for programs and facilities;

• Identify common areas of concern to be addressed by the service areas;

• Attend to the needs of service recipients;

• Evaluation of needs assessment, service and budget proposals;

• Report annually to the governor on service systems, including programs, services, supports and facilities of DIDD

Enderson has worked for Emory Valley Center for 18 years and is active in a variety of community and service organizations.

She has served as President and is currently the Parlimentarian for the Tennessee Community Organizations (TNCO) Board of Directors (a statewide trade association for service provider organizations that support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Tennessee), is President-elect for the Oak Ridge Lunch Rotary Club, a member of Altrusa International, a graduate of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce Leadership class of 2007 and the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce Leadership class of 2014.

Emory Valley Center has been meeting the needs of people with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in the East Tennessee community for 64 years and currently provides a wide variety of services including: Community Integration, Education, Employment, Family Assistance, Pre-Vocational Training, Residential and Senior Services. This support reaches more than 1,400 adults and children monthly located in 16 East Tennessee counties.

To learn more about Emory Valley Center and their programs and services, visit www.emoryvalleycenter.org and like them on facebook for program and event photos at www.facebook.com/emoryvalleycenter .