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Welcome       Human Services Advisory Groups                  Dialogue                 May 19, 2012                  Kevin...
IntroductionKevin Bell, Chairman Fairfax County Human ServicesCouncil  Welcome to members of human services advisory and  ...
Human Services CouncilThank you to the Human Services Council memberspresent todayMembers of the Human Services Council ha...
Communicating, engaging and educating community on human         services systemConsensus is that the Council’s role is to...
Why we are hereWith this “charge” to the Council in mind, members engaged inconversations over the last several months on ...
Today’s agendaSo, this is what has led us to this gathering today.We are fortunate that the newly appointed County Executi...
Let’s get startedWelcome and enjoyWe hope you will find this a worthy use of your timeMembers of the Council are eager to ...
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Welcome From Kevin Bell

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Welcome From Kevin Bell

  1. 1. Welcome Human Services Advisory Groups Dialogue May 19, 2012 Kevin BellChair, Fairfax County Human Services Council
  2. 2. IntroductionKevin Bell, Chairman Fairfax County Human ServicesCouncil Welcome to members of human services advisory and policy groups The County Board of Supervisors is fortunate to have so many talented and engaged advisors Over 28 organized groups were invited to today’s dialogue and are represented here today 2
  3. 3. Human Services CouncilThank you to the Human Services Council memberspresent todayMembers of the Human Services Council have spentthe past year considering the Council’s roleThe Council solicited feedback from the Board ofSupervisors, the County Human Services departmentheads, and the leadership of each of your groupsThere was consensus from each of these“stakeholder groups” about the council’s role... 3
  4. 4. Communicating, engaging and educating community on human services systemConsensus is that the Council’s role is to.... advise the Board of Supervisors on the needs, effectiveness, and resources required for the community’s human services system Promote effective communication and education with the community, key service partners, businesses, faith organizations, county residents and service recipients on the human services system 4
  5. 5. Why we are hereWith this “charge” to the Council in mind, members engaged inconversations over the last several months on their role tocommunicate - and educate - the community about the humanservices systemThe council established a “Communications and Educationcommittee” to consider various ideas and approaches tocommunity engagement and education strategiesSome conclusions the group came to .... Other human services boards, authorities and commissions also have a mission/charge to educate, inform and engage Opportunities may exist for the various groups to work together Setting up a dialogue with those groups might be a logical place to start 5
  6. 6. Today’s agendaSo, this is what has led us to this gathering today.We are fortunate that the newly appointed County Executive, Ed Long, is able to be here thismorning . While he may not need an introduction to many of you, this is an opportunity for us towelcome him to his new roleWe will hear from Deputy County Executive Pat Harrison – who is working to enhance our countydepartments’ work through better service integration and focus on outcomes for effective servicedeliveryWe will begin our discussion of community engagement with Terri Freeman, a nationally recognizedleader in creating capacity for citizen participation and ways to leverage advisory groups’ leadershipin community involvement and engagement.And the main focus – to discuss with all of you to get ideas on ways we might collaborate - toengage the community, our citizens, our leaders - to understand - and be involved in - the humanservices work we support in the community 6
  7. 7. Let’s get startedWelcome and enjoyWe hope you will find this a worthy use of your timeMembers of the Council are eager to hear yourreaction, ideas, and advice on what we might dotogether 7

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