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Children's Services Council of MC



About Us

An Introduction to the Children's Services Council of Martin County

The Children's Services Council of Martin County is an independent special district of local government, authorized by Florida Statute 125.901 and created by Local Ordinance #348 on June 28, 1988.

The purpose of the Children's Services Council is to plan, coordinate, fund, and evaluate programs and to address public policy issues relating to children in Martin County.

To implement its mandate, the Council is empowered by local referendum (November 8, 1988) to assess an ad valorem tax up to one-half mill ($0.50 per $1,000) of non-exempt property evaluation. On November 4, 2014, the Council was reauthorized by 77% of Martin County voters.

The Council is composed of ten (10) members:

Five (5) ex-officio Council Members (appointed by virtue of their office or position), including:

Juvenile Court Judge
Member of Martin County Board of County Commissioners
Member of Martin County School Board
Circuit 19 Administrator of the Florida Department of Children and Families or his/her designee
Superintendent of Martin County Schools

Five (5) Florida Governor's appointees to serve terms of four (4) years each

Rep/Contact Info

Mr. David Heaton
Executive Director

Connect with us

1650 S Kanner Highway
Stuart, FL 34994

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