Lanterman’s Board of Directors
Lanterman is a private, non-profit organization under contract with the state of California to provide services and supports for people with developmental disabilities, and we serve a specific geographic area. But we are not a state agency – we are something unique – a local organization governed by a board of directors whose members are individuals with developmental disabilities, family members, community leadersand professionals.
The board’s most important role is the overall governance of the Regional Center and also to make sure that the Center is conducting business in a way that fulfills the promise of the Lanterman Act.
The board of directors has a number of key functions and responsibilities including:
- Developing policy and service standards
- Developing our strategic direction and goals including long-range planning
- Monitoring policy
- Ensuring the Center complies with its contract
- Raising public awareness of who we are and what we do
- Hiring and evaluating the executive director
Board members are responsible for looking at, and balancing the needs of our entire community. They help people understand and support the work of the Center on behalf of our community members with developmental disabilities, and work to improve the service delivery system.
More information about how the board operates and conducts its business is available in the board’s bylaws.
Read the board’s Eighth Restatement of Bylaws.
Board of Directors Training
Lanterman Regional Center provides training and support to board members enabling them to aid in adopting policies that positively impact the lives of the people we serve and their families.
Per Welfare & Institutions Code 4622 (g) (1) The regional center shall provide necessary training and support to these board members to facilitate their understanding and participation, including issues relating to linguistic and cultural competency.
Board Welcomes Your Attendance at its Meetings
Anyone in the community is welcome to attend Lanterman’s board of directors meetings. The monthly meeting is conducted on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. Meetings are held at Lanterman Regional Center. The meetings are open to the public, and while RSVPing is not required, it is encouraged. Due to security reasons, access to the building requires that all visitors carry a picture ID. Contact Frank Lara in advance at 213.383.1300, x. 4902 or email@example.com so you can be placed on the list of attendees that is provided to building security the day of the meeting.
2021 Board Meeting Schedule
- Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - No Meeting
- Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 6 p.m. (this is the third Wednesday)
- Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - No Meeting
Parking: Available in the parking structure behind Lanterman on Berendo Avenue. Parking tickets will not be validated. Parking fees are $6.50 prior to 10 a.m. entry, otherwise the rate is $2 for every 15 minutes with a maximum rate of $16 for all day parking. There is metered parking on the street. Watch street signs. Lanterman is 2 blocks west of the Metro Red Line Wilshire/Vermont Station.
Looking for New Talent…with experience
As a mutli-million dollar corporation, Lanterman Regional Center is always interested in recruiting board and committee members who have backgrounds in finance, fundraising, community relations, marketing, public relations, law, personnel and other related areas. Should you or someone you know be interested in volunteering in such a capacity, contact Frank Lara at 213.383.1300, x. 4902 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, potential board members must live or work in Lanterman's service area to even be eligible to be a board member.