Darneille appointed to Inslee’s Blue Ribbon Children’s Commission

April 15th, 2016|

Sen. Jeannie Darneille, D-Tacoma, has been appointed to Gov. Inslee’s Blue Ribbon Commission on the Delivery of Services to Children and Families.

“I’m honored to be appointed to Gov. Inslee’s commission as we seek to improve services and outcomes for our children and their families,” said Darneille.

The Commission will recommend to the Legislature the organizational structure of the new cabinet-level agency, cost estimates for IT and capital development, and will create measurable benchmarks for assessing the effectiveness of the new department.

“The idea to have a separate children’s department is a good one,” Darneille said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues in the coming months on this very important issue of helping to create a better future for our state’s kids and their families.”

Darneille will join the 16 member commission which includes legislators, state agency leaders, tribal representatives, and experts in child welfare, education and economic issues.

The Blue Ribbon Commission will meet monthly beginning on May 10 and must deliver its findings to the Legislature by Nov. 1, 2016.

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To read Gov. Inslee’s Executive Order issued in February 2016, click here.