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Family Representatives are
needed to serve on the Greene County Family and Children First Council. The Greene County Family and Children First
Department was established in 1996 by the Board of County Commissioners. The Department serves as the local
administrative agent for the Greene County Family and Children First
Council. In doing so the Department
assists service providers, community groups and residents to effectively address
the health, human and social service needs of Greene County.
volunteer position, Family Representatives will take an active role on the
Family and Children First Council, reviewing plans, policies and budgets and
providing feedback to enhance family-centered approaches and offer opinions on
the impact of plans and policies on families of Greene County. Family Representatives will be asked to
assist in educating professionals on how to work more effectively with families
and ensure the Council is aware of current issues affecting families. Family Representatives will also be asked to
educate the public on Council goals and activities.
To be eligible
to serve as a Family Representative, an individual should be the parent or
guardian of a child receiving or who previously received services from an
agency represented on the Greene County Family and Children First Council. Examples include not only Family and Children
First Department, but also: public schools, Family Solutions Center,
TCN, Juvenile Court, the Board of Developmental Disabilities, Children Services
and Head Start. The time commitment
required would be attendance once a quarter at a Full Council meeting, held at
9a.m. at the Greene County Educational Service Center in Yellow Springs. Meetings are typically an hour in
length. Also, the individuals who make
up the Family Representative Council will be asked to meet once a quarter, at a
time to be determined by the group.
If you are interested in serving in this important and
influential role, please contact Family and Children First Director, Brent
Lewis at 937-562-5600