Children and Family Services Board
MMBR Liaison: Meka Beacham
Board Type: Orange County
Ordinance No. 95-3, adopted March 7, 1995, renamed the Parental Home Commission the Children and Family Services Board. Resolution No. 95-M-15, also adopted March 7, 1995, dissolved the Children, Youth and Family Services Advisory Board. On September 19, 1995, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 95-29 which increased the membership to 13. On December 17, 1996, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 96-41 revising the purposes of the board and amending and clarifying the powers and duties of the board. On March 17, 1998, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 98-09 which increased the membership to 15 to provide for the appointment of two honorary, non-voting members. On May 22, 2001, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 2001-13 revising the powers and duties of the Children and Family Services Board and changing the membership of the board.
Thirteen members: One (1) County Commissioner to be appointed by the County Mayor and twelve (12) at large citizen residents of the County.
Powers and Duties:
Powers and Duties: 1) To assist the county in obtaining donations to benefit the children of Great Oaks Village and other programs of the county operated by the Youth and Family Services Division. 2) To advise the Board of County Commissioners with respect to all gifts, real or personal property, testamentary or inter vivos, donated to the county for the specific benefit of the children that are living at Great Oaks Village or other residential facilities and programs operated by the county under the division. 3) To advise the Board of County Commissioners and the County Administrator regarding the provision of services to children, youth and families by the Youth and Family Services Division. 4) To advocate for children and families in Orange County, especially those who require the services of the division.
Last Monday of every other month (F, A, J, A, O, D) at 12:00 p.m., Great Oaks Village Training Room, 1768 E. Michigan Street, Orlando, FL
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Dr. Tracy Salem
Community and Family Services Department
Last Revised: 3/21/2023
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