Our Mission

The Clearwater Council of Governments is committed to collaborating with our partners to enhance people's lives one system, one community and one person at a time.

Our Vision

To have a system and culture that values and responds to the voices of all people.

Guiding Principles

  • All people have dreams and aspirations. A commitment to helping people determine their dreams, and respecting those dreams, is essential.

  • Everyone has the ability to contribute to their community in a meaningful way. Giving of ourselves establishes a sense of belonging.

  • It is crucial to have a support network or circle of close friends and family to provide strength and assistance. Helping people develop and maintain relationships is an on-going process.

  • If people have choice and control, they will purchase services in a way that will allow them to get what they need, pay only for what they get, make real investments, and spend money more efficiently.

  • The role of the professional must change from working for the system to working for people. Professionals will be instrumental to linking people to supports, helping them create relationships, and help make dreams come true.

  • Self-determination requires the attitude that nothing is impossible. "No" becomes "How can we do this?"
  • Meet Our Team

    We are here to help you!

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    Nancy Richards

    Executive Director
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    Patti Clements

    Associate Director
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    Amy Lash

    Director of Fiscal Operations
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    Nicole Powell

    Lead Investigative Agent
    stacy-adams

    Stacy Adams

    Q.A. RN Coordinator
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    Barb Bacak

    Administrative Assistant
    rachael-benson

    Rachael Benson

    Provider Relations Specialist
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    Mya Brough

    Program Specialist
    michelle-chevalier

    Michelle Chevalier

    Provider Support Specialist
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    Claudia Fetter

    RN Quality Assurance
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    Kemmes Keys

    Investigative Agent
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    Dawn McDiffitt

    Benefits Analyst
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    Donna Palazzo

    Service Excellence Specialist
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    Terri Roddy

    Service Support and Eligibility Specialist
    beth-schanke

    Beth Schanke

    Human Resource Coordinator
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    Tyler Schroeder

    Transition Specialist
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    Ruth Stage

    Service Excellence Specialist
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    Stephanie Shank

    Program Developer
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    James Trainer

    Special Olympics Coordinator