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1974-75
1. Board organized and policies established.
2. First Board of Directors (list attached)
3. Office locations selected
4. Staff hired and/ or transferred from Alta Regional Center
5. Total caseload: 944

1976-77
6. VMRC became the first regional center in the state to be accredited by the Joint commission on Accreditation of Hospitals
7. Stockton office relocated to expanded space

1980-81
8. VMRC absorbed the staff and services of the Community Care Services Branch of the California Department of Social Services
9. Bargaining unit organized and first union contract negotiated
10. CLASP invited to appoint an ex-officio member to the VMRC Board of Directors

1983-84
11. Implemented statewide computerized and client data system
12. Joint VMRC/Area VI Board Planning Committee formed
13. Vulnerable client settlement agreement negotiated with the Department of Social Services enabling VMRC to serve medically fragile consumers in community care facilities.

1984-85
14. Stockton office moved to new quarters on Murray Drive
15. Total caseload: 2822

1986-87
Expanded Stockton office

1987-88
• Relocated branch office in San Andreas
• Initiated clinic for sight-impaired babies
• VMRC established as provider of continuing education credits for the Board of Registered Nursing

1988-89
• Relocated branch office in Modesto
• First consumer elected to the VMRC Board of Directors
• Psycho-sexual and interdisciplinary psychiatric clinics established

1989-90
• Key intake documents translated into other languages including Spanish, Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian
• Quality circles instituted
• Comprehensive Residential Policy Manual issued
• Employee Assistance program established through St. Joseph’s Medical Center
• Electronic mail initiated internally
• Parent Handbook completed

1992-93
• Long Range Planning Committee formed
• Area VI Self Advocacy Council selected to be consumer advisory committee to the Board of Directors

1993-94
• Implemented California Early Start Program for 0-3 year olds
• Coffelt Settlement Agreement implemented
• Total Caseload: 5668, a 500% increase

1995-96
• Occupied new building at 7109 Danny Drive
• VMRC initiated Self-Directed Work Teams

1996-97
• VMRC adopts Foster Grandparent/Senior Companion Program

2011
Richard Jacobs retires as the 2nd Executive Director of VMRC and Paul Billodeau becomes the agency’s 3rd Executive Director.

2013
The California Lanterman Act adds the Employment First Policy and the Self-Determination Program.

2017
Tony Anderson becomes the 4th Executive Director of VMRC.
VMRC holds it’s first annual Cultural Fair celebrating the diverse community it serves and showcases it’s providers and resources in it’s region.

2019
The first consumer fully participating in their Self-Determination program (legislation passed in 2013 creating Self-Determination in the Lanterman Act).

2020
Global Pandemic of COVID-19 forces all regional center to work remotely…