Options Board of Directors has accepted Tom Diedrick's notice to retire effective June 30, 2018. Tom began his long career with Options as a Peer Support Specialist in 1980. He was promoted to the position of Executive Director in 1995. There have been many changes and growth in services for people with disabilities and those who are older under his leadership. Tom is most proud of the development and construction of Options “showcase model home & office complex'' facility in 1999. It was, at the time, one of the most unique facilities in the country for staff of an ILC to provide services to consumers and the community. Tom notes that financial assistance of private donors was ultimately the key to this accomplishment. Key community members, especially David Hall, spearheaded the fundraising for this facility.The Board of Directors has begun a search for his replacement.