human services council meeting


human services council meeting

When: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
5:30 PM


2440 Thompson Street
Fort Myers, FL


As a result of the Smart Growth initiative and shrinking State and Federal resources, the Board of County Commissioners desires to create a Human Services Council to effectively design a community based human service plan for the current and future human service needs in Lee County. The Council will be comprised of private and public community stakeholders. As the State and Federal funding diminishes, services and associated costs will shift to the local community. The community will be faced with prioritizing services, investing in measurable outcomes and coordinating advances in technology, planning and service delivery to effectively meet service demands. The Council will assure that there is a countywide strategic plan that will assist in providing service coordination and resource planning. The strategic plan will promote strengthening private and public partnerships, promote collaboration and integration of community services and strive to eliminate fragmentation of service delivery systems.

Members of the public are invited to attend, public comment will be held to three minutes.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lee County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in its services, programs, or activities. To request an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a reasonable modification to participate, contact Joan LaGuardia, (239) 533-2314, or Florida Relay Service, 711. Accommodation will be provided at no cost to the requestor. Requests should be made at least five business days in advance.