Calling volunteers for boards, commissions

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From Collin County Commissioner Chris Hill

   Collin County Boards and Commissions
Contribute your time, talent and experience by participating on one of Collin County’s boards or commissions. It’s a great way to get involved and serve your community. You can download and print the brochure and application below or online. A description of the various boards is below.
Child Protective Services Board
Meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m., Children’s Advocacy Center.

To provide an ongoing program for the protection, care and well-being of dependent, neglected and abused children of Collin County. Members work through and with the cooperation of the Texas Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Division, to encourage, engage, promote and participate in activities that will benefit all children of the county.

Members serve three-year terms.

Meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Meetings alternate between The Alma Center (Plano), McKinney MHMR Administrative Offices, and MR Services (Allen).

To provide countywide, comprehensive mental health and mental retardation services and programs to citizens of the county through cooperative efforts of the Texas Department of Human Services. Members must have expertise in health related fields. Collin County M.H.M.R. Center exists for the purpose of offering services to restore, improve, and maintain an optimum level of functioning and quality of life for county residents who are mentally ill and/or mentally retarded.

Members serve two-year terms.

Planning Board
Meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., Collin County Health Care Annex, Engineering Conference Room.

To advise and make recommendations to Commissioners Court on planning issues and efforts relative to the future quality and growth of the county. Working committees are formed to identify needs and develop programs for transportation, water and waste water, solid waste management, ambulance service, and others as needed.

Members serve three-year terms.

Health Care Foundation Advisory Board
Meets on the third Thursday of every other month at 12:00 pm, in the conference room of the Collin County sub-courthouse (920 East Park, Plano)

To assist the Board of Trustees and Collin County in the development and provision of health care and related programs for its indigent citizens; to guide, support, and nurture efforts that will enhance the quality and availability of health care services for the citizens of the county.

Members serve three-year terms.

Parks Foundation Advisory Board
Meets on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m., Collin County Health Care Annex, Engineering Conference Room.

To guide, support and nurture efforts to create and maintain a comprehensive open space program. The board establishes direction and policies for acquisition, development and management of park and open space areas and facilities.

Members serve three-year terms.

Meets once a month. The day, time, and location vary.

To initiate and conduct programs and activities as may be suggested by the Commissioners Court or Texas Historical Commission for preservation of the historical heritage of the county; to mark, interpret, preserve and accumulate information on the history of Collin County.

Meets on the fourth Tuesday of January, April, July & October at 7:30 a.m., Myers Park Reception Hall.

To advise and recommend actions to Collin County Commissioners Court relating to the promotion, management, welfare and success of Myers Park & Event Center. The use of the park for education and recreation purposes as described in the Deeds of Trust granted by the Myers Family shall be the foremost responsibility of the Advisory Board.

Members serve three-year terms.

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Plano city races shaping up for May 11 election

Quick look at the Plano races. Filing deadline is March 1. Election day May 11.


CITY COUNCIL

Mayor – Harry LaRosiliere vs. Fred Moses
Place 2 – Ben Harris
Place 4 – Lissa Smith
Place 8 – David Downs
Notable: Mayor Phil Dyer and Place 8 councilman Lee Dunlap are not running for their spots. Dunlap has reached term limits in service to the city for his Place 8 position.


PLANO ISD 

Place 1 – Tammy Richards
Place 2 – Carrolyn Moebius
Place 3 – Nancy Humphrey vs. John Caldwell
Place 6 – Marilyn Hinton vs. Yoran Solomon
Place 7 – Missy Bender


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