Charles H. Frobose, who served as superintendent of the Crawford County Board of Developmental Disabilities for more than two decades, will step down from his post Oct. 2.
At a special board meeting Tuesday, the Crawford County DD governing board agreed to buy out the remaining year on Frobose’s contract.
“It was a very amicable parting of the ways,” Frobose said. “Simply stated, the board and I don’t have a shared vision for the future of Crawford County DD. No one is wrong; we just don’t agree. So, it’s best that I step aside and let someone else take over.”
“I’ve served as superintendent in Crawford County for more than 20 years, and I’m very proud of my accomplishments. The Crawford County DD, the individuals we serve and their families are very dear to me, and I wish them nothing but the best. It has been a honor to serve individuals with developmental disabilities with such a fine, dedicated staff.”
Crawford County DD Board President Geoffrey Stoll said Frobose has been a dedicated leader and a passionate advocate for individuals with disabilities. “We all tip our hat to Chuck for his many years of service to Crawford County DD,” Stoll said. “The onus is now on the board to find a replacement who can lead this fine organization into the future.”
Stoll said a search for Frobose’s replacement will begin immediately.
About 256 Crawford County residents, ranging from infants to senior citizens, receive services from the Developmental Disabilities Board. The agency sponsors the Waycraft Industries sheltered workshop, the Fairway School, Special Olympics, various adult services, community employment and residential programs.