History

How and when was the Children’s Services Council of Martin County created?

The Children’s Services Council of Martin County (CSCMC) is an Independent Special Taxing District created by ordinance by   the Martin County Board of County Commissioners in June 1988.  The voters of Martin County approved taxing authority by referendum on November 1988 by 62 percent, and on November 4, 2014, voters reauthorized this by nearly 77 percent.  The Charter Council was convened in 1989 with the following members:  Pamela Black, Jody Bond, Frank Brogan, Mary Dawson, Hon. Judge Stewart Hershey, Joyce Hobson, Betty Kroesen, Pamela Roebuck, Sherry Westerfield, and Dr. Dominic Zaccheo.

Council Members

Since inception, 65 individuals have served on the the Children’s Services Council of Martin County. Council Members are appointed by the Governor for four-year terms. Ex-officio Council Members are appointed by virtue of the office or position that they hold and serve, as long as they are in their respective office or position.

Pamela C. Black (1989)

Jody Bond (1989 & 2013)

Frank T. Brogan (1989)

Mary E. Dawson (1989)

Joyce A. Hobson (1989)

Betty A. Kroesen (1989)

Pamela J. Roebuck (1989 & 1993)

Sherry Westerfield (1989)

Dominic Zaccheo, Ph.D. (1989)

Hon. Judge Steward R. Hershey (1990)

Kathleen Marovich (1992)

Mitzie Chancey (1993)

Anthony D. George, Jr. (1993, 2005, & 2009)

Janet Gettig (1993)

Marjorie N. Jordan (1993)

Alvin McHardy (1993)

Elmira Gainey (1995, 2009, & 2013)

Melissa M. Powers (1995)

Sara Wilcox, Ph.D. (1995)

Wilbur Williams (1995)

Marian Carpenter (1996)

Hon. Judge Robert A. Hawley (1996)

Gloria B. McHardy (1996)

Peg Beck (1997)

Marlon Brown (1997)

Linda Gentry (1997)

Hon. Judge Robert R. Makemson (1997)

Pamela Paulik (1997)

Laurel Hopper (1998 & 2012)

Jerry Zalben (1998)

Scott Chalmers (2000)

Hon. Judge Steven J. Levin (2000 & 2006)

Debbie Crowder (2001)

James Dragseth (2001)

Samia Ferraro (2001)

Susan J. Hershey (2001)

Karen K. Ripper (2001)

Commissioner Lee Weberman(2001)

Hon.  Judge John Fennelly (2002)

Hon. Judge Cynthia G. Angelos (2003)

Commissioner Michael DiTerlizzi  (2004)

Laurie Gaylord (2005 & 2012)

Nancy Kline (2008)

H. L. “Vern” Melvin (2008)

Commissioner Doug Smith (2008)

Hon. Judge Gary L. Sweet (2008)

Maura Barry-Sorenson (2009)

John M. Lass (2009)

Rob Ranieri (2009)

Judith Weber (2009)

Lorie Shekailo (2010)

Michael Busha (2010)

Hon. Judge Sherwood Bauer, Jr. (2011)

Cheri Sheffer (2011)

Commissioner Sarah Heard (2013 & 2016)

Hon. Judge Lawrence Mirman (2013)

David Dees (2013)

Deena Messinger (2013)

William Tulko (2013)

Christia Li Roberts (2015)

Commissioner Anne E. Scott (2015)

Hon. Judge Laurie Buchanan (2016)

Hon. Judge Michael J. McNicholas (2017)

Susan D. Burrows (2017)

Angela Hoffman (2017)