Media Release

Alachua County Children’s Services Council Stakeholder Event

Monday, November 30, 2015 4:30 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Community Support Services Department is hosting a stakeholder event regarding the creation of an Alachua County Children’s Services Council. The meeting is on Friday, December 11, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the John Henry Thomas Auditorium at the Alachua County Health Department/Community Support Services Building (218 S.E. 24th Street, Gainesville).

This event is designed to obtain input on the formal organization of the Children Services Council including its prospective membership and future direction. Attendees will learn more about the council and have a voice in its creation.

On October 27, 2015, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners expressed its intent to form a Children Services Council with a focus on early childhood development. More specifically, the Board wants to initially create the Council as an advisory board, envisioning in the near future it will transition into an Independent Children Services Council (ICSC), which will require a voter approved referendum.

For more information, contact Alachua County Community Support Services Assistant Director Minnie Rolark at 352-264-6700 or


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).