Anne Turner, THINK Together’s Executive Director of Los Angeles County, was appointed to the Human and Community Services Commission by the Claremont City Council on Tuesday, July 23.
The commission is comprised of seven citizens appointed by the Mayor after consultation with and full approval by the City Council. The council relies heavily on the recommendations of individuals and community groups when making commission appointments. Qualifications for commission service include: Claremont residency (with certain exceptions), a strong interest in the community and the work of the commission, and the ability to give generously of one’s time when serving. Commissioners serve four-year terms, with terms ending August 31.
“I am honored to be appointed by the mayor and excited to work on community projects and social services offered by the city, including after-school programs,” said Turner.
The Community and Human Services Commission, one of five commissions, advises the City Council on matters of maintenance of City property and makes recommendations on development, improvement, and maintenance of City parks, buildings, sanitation, streets, and street trees. The Community and Human Services Commission also makes recommendations to the City Council on how to support local youth, seniors and the disabled as well as recreation, housing, and government – community relations.
In the past, Turner helped to develop the Youth and Family Master Plan for the city of Claremont. The master plan focused on transportation and after-school opportunities. Anne has been a resident of Claremont for 30 years.