human services council meeting


human services council meeting

When: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
5:30 PM


2440 Thompson Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901




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.


Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request.  If you are in need of a reasonable accommodation, please contact Barbara Crist in advance of the meeting via telephone at 239-533-7929; telephone for the hearing impaired at 239-533-6540; or e-mail at

For additional information, please contact

Lee County Department of Human Services (239) 533-7930