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Boards and Committees

The Community Partnerships Division of the Broward County Human Services Department provides staff assistance to the following boards:

For more information on other Broward County Boards, see the Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional Standards Division.


Children’s Services Board 

The purpose of the Children’s Services Board is to improve life for the children of Broward County; be the focus for the planning and coordination of services for and on behalf of the children; be considered a principal source of knowledge and wisdom in the community regarding the special needs of children; serve as an advocate for children’s services; function as an independent entity providing an annual plan and funding recommendations on children’s services to the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.

Community Partnerships Division staff provides support to this advisory board that recommends to the Board of County Commissioners which programs should be funded to provide health and child care services to children and their families.

Meetings are held monthly and/or as needed. Call 954-357-7880 for more information. MeetingScheduleMinutes.aspx

 Member  Appointed By
Daniel J. Schevis, Chair Commissioner John Rodstrom
Laurie J. Sallarulo, Vice Chair Commissioner Ilene Lieberman
Jarvis Brunson, Secretary Commissioner Gunzburger
Basil M. Bernard Commissioner Dale Holness
Kathrine Francis Superintendent of Schools
Cassandra Evans Department of Juvenile Justice Designee Representative
Dale V.C. Holness Broward County Board of County Commissioners
Donna R. Korn Commissioner Lois Wexler
Pat Kramer Department of Children and Familes Representative
Kristen Reineke Commissioner Chip LaMarca
Audrey Millsaps The Children's Consortium Representative
Larry Rein Commissioner Kristin Jacobs
Nora Rupert Broward County School Board Representative
Iris A. Siple Commissioner Sue  Gunzburger
Joel L. Smith Commissioner Barbara Sharief
Vacant Commissioner Stacy Ritter
Barbara Stuart Commissioner John Rodstrom

The Children’s Services Board is committed to the need for collaboration to improve the lives of children and their families in Broward County. Community Partnerships Division staff provides support to this advisory board that recommends to the Board of County Commissioners which programs should be funded to provide health and child care services to children and their families.

Ordinance 2003-03 - Click to read ordinance; enter “Children’s Services Board” in the search box.

This ordinance re-established the Children’s Services Board effective February 11, 2003 in the role of an advisory board to review proposals and make annual funding recommendations. The Board consists of 10 Broward County Commission appointees including one appointee from each of the nine commissioners, one consumer appointed by the entire Board of County Commissioners, and six (6)designated appointees by virtue of their position or professional capacity that include:

  • a representative from the School Board and the Superintendent of Schools or designee
  • a representative from the Department of Children and Families
  • a representative from the Department of Juvenile Justice
  • a designee of the Children’s Consortium of Broward County
  • a County Commissioner

The charge of the Board is to improve the life of the children of Broward County and to:

  • focus on planning and coordination of services
  • serve as a principle source of knowledge for the special needs of children
  • serve as an advocate for children’s services
  • function as an independent entity providing annual evaluation and funding recommendations on children’s services

For additional information on the history of the CSB, see Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional Standards

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HIV Health Planning Council    

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners serves as chief elected officials for the purposes of applying for, receiving, and distributing federal Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act funds. The HIV Health Planning Council establishes priorities for the allocation of funds within Broward County; develops a comprehensive plan for the organization and delivery of health care services; and assists the County in applying for grants pursuant to the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act.

Read More About the Council

Visit Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Inc.
 

Homeless Initiative Partnership Advisory Board 

The Homeless Initiative Partnership (HIP) Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Broward County Commission, making recommendations to the Board for the establishment and implementation of joint local homeless assistance and the Homeless Initiative Partnership (HIP) programs with municipalities and private entities within Broward County.

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Diversity Advisory Council 

The purpose of the Diversity Advisory Council is to identify, celebrate, and embrace the accomplishments of our diverse majority-minority community through increased education and communication. This Council collects, analyzes, and interprets information on ethnic and cultural issues and disseminates reports to the Broward County Commission and other interested groups and individuals. It develops recommendations for addressing ethnic and cultural issues and problems affecting community relations in Broward County; and develops and presents conferences, seminars and other community programs designed to promote ethnic and cultural understanding at all levels of community life in Broward County.

Read more about Diversity Advisory Council

Visit Diversity Advisory Council Web Site

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