FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boone County Commission Administrative Assistant
Phone: (573) 886-4312
BOONE COUNTY CHILDREN’S SERVICES
BOARD TO HOST OPEN HOUSE
May 2, 2013— In honor of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, the Boone County Children’s Services Board will hold an open house on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 5 to 7PM in the Roger B. Wilson Boone County Government Center Chambers. The open house will provide an opportunity for Boone County citizens to meet the newly-appointed board members. Board members include Suzette Forbis, Gregory Grupe, Bruce Horwitz, Michele Kennett, Nancy McKerrow, Dewey Riehn, Kathy Thornburg, Les Wagner and Jennifer Walker.
The Boone County Children’s Services Board was created in response to the November 2012 approval of a ¼ cent sales tax to provide funding for programs and services that are designed to protect children and prevent future problems. The inaugural board members are tasked with the development of board bylaws and code of ethics, election of officers, establishment of procurement processes and criteria, establishment of eligibility standards and criteria and identification of matching fund opportunities.