PRESENTATION BY MR. RICHARD KLARBERG, PRESIDENT & CEO OF THE COUNCIL ON ACCREDITATION RE: RE-ACCREDITATION CERTIFICATE TO DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime Sponsor
Board of County Commissioners
Commissioner Edmonson commended the Department of Human Services (DHS). She noted that in 2007, DHS was re-accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). Commissioner Edmonson noted that it was an honor for her, as the Economic Development and Human Services Committee Chair, to present Mr. Richard Klarberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, COA, to the Commission, to staff, and to the community.
Mr. Klarberg noted he was proud to recognize DHS’s accomplishments. He read an award to DHS.
Ms. Phyllis Tynes-Saunders, Director, DHS, congratulated DHS employees on this recognition.
Commissioner Seijas commended DHS staff for its work with the Early Learning Coalition.
Vice Chairwoman Jordan commended Commissioner Seijas for fighting for child development services while she served on the Coalition. She also commended staff members for their work. Vice Chairwoman Jordan commended Mr. James Mooney for his leadership in the area of youth and family development.
Commissioners Sorenson, Moss, Diaz, Rolle, and Sosa also commended DHS staff for their work.
Ms. Irene Taylor-Wooten, Assistant to the County Manager, congratulated DHS staff members on receiving the award and commended their hard work.
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