County Goverment the Way It's Supposed to Be

I am new to this Internet community and surprised that there appears to be no conversation about human service needs or human service programs  in Orange County. We certainly seem to have many examples of both.

Last month Orange County government sponsored a day long retreat for the directors of all non-profit human service agencies that receive partial funding from the County. The purpose of the event was to facilitate discussion among non-profit leaders regarding the impact of the economic downturn on the non-profit sector and on the people it serves. The organizers hoped that non-profit leaders would discover new ways to anticipate future challenges and to collaborate on common goals. The meeting was facilitated by experts from the UNC School of Government.

I think this meeting was an example of excellent leadership from County goverment. Orange County makes a consideration financial contribution each year to non-profit human service agencies but, this retreat demonstrated a contribution beyond money.

BTW, the meeting was sponsored in collaboration with the Orange County Human Services Advisory Commission which is always looking for interested citizens who may want to participate. If you are one of those interested citizens contact Corinthia Barber for an application.

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Gwen Harvey is also a contact: 245-2307. You can get an application here: http://www.co.orange.nc.us/boards/apply.asp

 

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