Let's Secure Dedicated Funding for Children's Services in Leon County!
As you know, many counties in Florida currently have Children's Services Councils which provide dedicated funding for a broad array of children's programs. Leon County does not currently have one, however, the Leon County Commission is considering whether or not to put a question on the 2018 general election ballot which would allow voters to authorize the creation of a Children's Services Council (CSC).
If enacted, a CSC could generate nearly $8 million a year for children's programs in our community.
At this point, we are encouraging nonprofit agencies interested in this issue to:
- Educate their boards of directors and encourage them to formally endorse the CSC initiative.
To move this issue forward, we are urging nonprofits to empower their strongest private sector champions to advocate. This is about the future of our community, and now is the time to activate those strong community relationships you've built in support of our county's kids!