Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 8, 2013
October 8, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #30

Children's Services Advisory Board Appointment

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Michael P. Neuges, Human Services Manager/Ext. 3467

Brenda G. Rogers, Director/Ext. 3030

Action Requested
Appointment of one (1) person to the Children's Services Advisory Board to serve a three (3) year term representing the position of Child Advocate. 

Enabling/Regulating Authority
County Ordinance #91-42, establishing the Children's Services Advisory Board (94-28 amended).

Background Discussion

On September 24, 2013, the Board was requested to appoint two (2) persons to serve on the Children's Services Advisory Board (Advisory Board) as child advocates.   One appointment was to fill a vacated term with one (1) year remaining and the second appointment was to fill a three (3) year term.

The Board voted Susan Miller to fill the vacated term with one (1) year remaining  The second appointment for a three (3) year term ended with a split vote, 3 votes in favor of Kameron Hodgens, and 3 votes in favor of Jackie Featherston.

The two (2) persons that were nominated to fill the three (3) year term are being brought back to the board at this time to resolve the split vote by selecting one (1) person to fill the three year term.

Child Advocate Nominees (Select one):

Kameron Hodgens (current member)

Jackie Featherston

Staff has put together a matrix of candidates that provide applicant information to determine that candidates are qualified and could satisfactorily perform the work required of this Advisory Board.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Notify Commission staff of individuals selected.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  CSAB Membership List 10 01 13.pdf
Attachment:  Matrix of Child Advocate Candidates for Appointment 3 year term.pdf
Attachment:  Kameron Hodgens Application 2013.pdf
Attachment:  Jackie Featherston Application 2013.pdf
Attachment:  2013 CSAB Member Conflict Declarations.pdf