Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 13, 2016
September 13, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #32

Children's Services Advisory Board Appointments


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Cheri Coryea, Acting Director
Community Services Department, x 3468

Andy Guyre, Human Services Division Manager
Community Services Department, x 3493

Action Requested
Appoint three (3) individuals to the Children's Services Advisory Board (CSAB) to serve 3-year terms from October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2019, and one (1) individual to serve a 2-year term from October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2018.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Manatee County Code 2-2-251 through 2-2-259
Resolution R-90-169
Ordinances:  91-42, 94-28, 97-30, 99-30

Background Discussion
The Children's Services Advisory Board is comprised of 13 members. Terms of appointed members are for a period of three (3) years.

The terms of three members will expire on September 30, 2016. In addition, one member (Barbara Turner-Grace) whose term will expire on September 30, 2018, has resigned, leaving a two-year term available.  Openings for the following positions were publicly advertised:
  • one (1) Physician (preferably a pediatrician);
  • one (1) Criminal Justice representative; and
  • two (2) Child Advocates who are not affiliated with any agency receiving County funds.
    • one (1) to fulfill the 2 year balance of a three-year term expiring 9/30/18; and
    • one (1) to fulfill a full three-year term.
Term expirations are staggered and currently remain in force for the following positions:  a member of the NAACP; a Department of Children and Families representative; a school board member; a United Way of Manatee representative; three (3) Child Advocates who are not affiliated with any agency receiving County funds.

Every member of the Advisory Board shall be required to disclose any employment with or position as an officer or director of any entity applying for or receiving funds from the millage dedicated to children's services.  Members will disclose, in the manner provided by Section 112.3143, Florida Statutes, the affiliation of the member or the member's spouse with any organization applying through the Advisory Board for funding, which shall be limited to any membership or affiliation within the last calendar year.

There is one applicant for the Physician seat.
Physician Applicant:  Select one (1) appointee to serve through 9/30/19.
  • George VanBuren, M.D.

There is one applicant for the Criminal Justice representative seat.
Criminal Justice representative Applicant:  Select one (1) appointee to serve through 9/30/19.
  • Lt. Jeremy Giddens

There are 4 applicants for Child Advocate appointments.  *Ordinance 91-42 restricts appointees for Child Advocate seats to those who are not affiliated with any agency receiving County funds.  Information regarding applicants' affiliations with funded agencies was obtained from the applications submitted.  Of the 4 applicants, 3 are eligible and have no affiliations with agencies funded by the County; one applicant, Charmian Miller, is ineligible for the Child Advocate seat due to an affiliation with a funded agency.

Eligible Child Advocate Applicants:  Select one (1) appointee to serve a 2-year term through September 30, 2018; and Select one (1) appointee to serve a 3-year term through September 30, 2019.
  • Sharon Jock
  • Pierrette Kelly
  • Sheryl Schrepf, MSW
Ineligible applicant:  Charmian Miller - Applicant reported an affiliation with Jewish Family and Children's Services, which is an agency that receives funding from Manatee County.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Notify Susan Ford (susan.ford@mymanatee.org), Marianne Lopata (Marianne.lopata@mymanatee.org), and Shirley Talley (shirley.talley@mymanatee.org) of the individuals selected.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  CSAB Application Matrix 08292016.pdf
Attachment:  2016 CSAB Membership List eff August 2016 w term dates.pdf
Attachment:  CSAB VanBuren George APP Q-R 08-26-2016.pdf
Attachment:  CSAB Giddens Jeremy APP Q-R 8-18-16.pdf
Attachment:  CSAB Jock Sharon APP Q-R 08-26-2016 APP.pdf
Attachment:  CSAB Kelly Pierrette APP Q-R 08-26-2016 .pdf
Attachment:  CSAB Schrepf Sheryl APP Q-R 08-26-2016.pdf