(HAUPPAUGE, NY Aug. 21, 2014)—Ilene Cooper has been appointed to a three-year term on the Suffolk County Youth Board Coordinating Council.
“The Suffolk County Youth Board does a great job identifying issues and working with the young people of Suffolk County,” County Executive Steve Bellone said. “She will be able to use her experience in working with organizations and youth to continue to serve everyone well.”
Cooper, a resident of Dix Hills, was appointed July 29 by the Suffolk County Legislature and will represent the 16th District.
“It is my distinct pleasure to nominate Ilene Cooper to serve another term on the Suffolk County Youth Board Coordinating Council,” Legislator Steve Stern said. “Her commitment to the success and wellbeing of our young people is evident by her achievements on the board and her many outstanding professional credentials are only matched by her sincere dedication to our youth. I know she will continue to accomplish great things and make our entire community proud.”
The mission of the Suffolk County Youth Bureau is to successfully meet the needs of Suffolk County Youth, under the age of 21, by ensuring effective countywide planning, thoughtful development, and efficiency in the management of resources necessary to sustain the County’s youth service system. The Youth Bureau staff conducts monitoring and evaluation of youth programs, research and planning, information and referral, and training and technical assistance for community based youth organizations. More than 180 youth programs are funded through the Bureau’s regular budget stream, as well as over 200 programs on a contingency funded basis.
"The work of the Suffolk County Youth Board Coordinating Council is pivotal to assisting the County in determining and meeting its youth development goals and objectives," the Rev. Roderick Pearson, executive director of the Suffolk County Youth Bureau/Human Services, said. "The Board welcomes the new appointees, who offer a wealth of experience, expertise, knowledge, and compassion in advising the County Executive in such areas as education, teenage pregnancy, gangs and violence, behavioral mental health, and other issue impacting the quality of life for our young residents."
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