Clarke County Division of Family and Children Services

MEMBERS: 7 members

TERM: 5 years - no limit

AUTHORIZING LEGISLATION: Georgia Laws § 49-3-1

MEETING INFORMATION

  • Regular meetings: Third Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m., Clarke County DFCS office at 284 North Avenue
  • Special meetings:  determined at the time of call

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The Board’s primary role is to be the link between the agency and the community. The role of local County DFCS Boards is a combination of advocacy, resource development, political activism, staff relations, customer service, and administrative functions. All of these are important to the Division and County Department.

REQUIREMENTS

  • All board appointments must be made from the following categories:

1. Pediatric health care providers;
2. Appropriate school personnel;
3. Emergency responders;
4. Law enforcement personnel;
5 Private child welfare service providers
6. Alumni of the child welfare system;
7. Mental health care providers;
8. Former foster parents; and
9. Leaders within the faith-based community.

MEMBERS
TERM EXPIRES
Shialoh Wilson06-30-2019
Andrea Lingard06-30-2020
Emily Boness06-30-2021
Emily Coleman06-30-2021
Jane Okrasinski06-30-2021
James Gaudin
06-30-2022
Shea Post06-30-2023


METHOD OF APPOINTMENT
Mayor and Commission

CONTACT
Dawn Criss, Director
706-227-7005

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