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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Jackson County Names Advisory Panel to Review Applications for Children’s Services Fund Board

Children's Services Fund

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. praised voters for “putting children first” Nov. 8 when they approved creating a special fund to support social service agencies that help youths in need. White has now taken the first step in implementing the new fund:  naming a three-person committee to review applications to serve on the first-ever board of the Children’s Services Fund.

The advisory committee members — John Bluford III, former Truman Medical Centers President/CEO; Dr. Susan B. Wilson, Vice Chancellor for the Division of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Missouri-Kansas City; and Steve Roling, former President/CEO of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City— will review board applications submitted online at or via email to They’ll then pass along their recommendations to the county executive, who will appoint nine people to the board.

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