252.25 Board of directors.
Every city, town, governmental entity, nonprofit corporation, or combination thereof, establishing a developmental achievement center for children with mental retardation or related conditions shall, before it comes under the terms of sections 252.21 to 252.25, appoint a board of directors for the center program. When any city or town singly establishes such a center, such board shall be appointed by the chief executive officer of the city or the chair of the governing board of the town. When any combination of cities, towns, or nonprofit corporations, establishes such a center, the chief executive officers of the cities or nonprofit corporations and the chair of the governing bodies of the towns shall appoint the board of directors. If a nonprofit corporation singly establishes such a center, its chief executive officer shall appoint the board of directors of the center. Membership on a board of directors while not mandatory, should be representative of local health, education and welfare departments, medical societies, mental health centers, associations concerned with mental retardation and related conditions, civic groups, and the general public. Nothing in sections 252.21 to 252.25 shall be construed to preclude the appointment of elected or appointed public officials or members of the board of directors of the sponsoring nonprofit corporation to such board of directors, or public schools from administering programs under their present administrative structure.