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To provide the leadership, advocacy and resources necessary to enhance children’s lives and empower them to become responsible, productive adults through collaborative planning and funding of a continuum of quality care.

Created By

The Children’s Services Council Special District was approved by Broward County referendum on September 5, 2000, pursuant to Section 125.901, Florida Statutes, effective January 2, 2001.

The Children’s Services Act of Broward County established the Children’s Services Council, pursuant to Chapter 2000-461, Laws of Florida, approved June 7, 2002.

Amended by Chapter 2004-396, Laws of Florida, approved June 17, 2004.


Eleven (11) members.

Six (6) members including: one member of the County Commission chosen by a majority of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners; the senior administrator of the Broward County Health Department; the superintendent of schools; a local school board member chosen by a majority of the School Board of Broward County; the district administrator from District X of the Department of Children and Family Services, or his or her designee who is a member of the Senior Management Service or of the Selected Exempt Service; and a judge assigned to juvenile cases, designated by the chief judge of the 17th judicial circuit.

Five (5) members appointed by the Governor, representing, to the extent possible, the demographic diversity of the population of Broward County. After soliciting recommendations from the public, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners shall submit to the Governor the names of at least three persons for each vacancy occurring among the five members to be appointed by the Governor.

All members appointed by the Governor shall have been residents of Broward County for the previous twenty-four (24) months.


Four (4) years for all members.


Cindy J. Arenberg Seltzer, Esq., President/CEO
Children’s Services Council
6600 W. Commercial Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319


Amy Jacques, Executive Assistant


Monthly, 3rd Thursday at 9 a.m.
CSC Board Room


Financial disclosure required; County not responsible for notification or reporting.

Updated 6/21/2012​​