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Alliance Structure

General Information

The Alliance is a nonprofit, member-supported agency. The Alliance bylaws are on file at the Alliance office. The bylaws were initially adopted on December 22, 1976 and last revised on October 28, 2002.

The Alliance conducts an annual meeting for members in the fall of each year. The meeting is usually in conjunction with the Administrator's conference each October. Additional member meetings and forums are convened throughout the year as needed.

The Alliance formed a subsidiary nonprofit corporation, The Texas Center for Child and Family Studies in 2002. More information on the Texas Center

Alliance Staff

The Executive Director is hired and evaluated by the Board of Directors. Other staff are hired and evaluated by the Executive Director. List of Alliance Staff

Board of Directors

The business of the Alliance is conducted by the Board of Directors. The Board consists of fifteen positions including officers. The Board officers include the president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, immediate past president, chairpersons of the four standing committees, and five at-large elected members. Board officers are elected at the annual meeting held in odd numbered years and take office January first of the following even-numbered year. Board officers hold office for two years. The at-large board members are elected at the fall meeting in even numbered years and take office January first of the following odd numbered year. At-large board members also serve for two years. List of Board Members

Committees

The standing committees are: Advocacy, Communications, Membership, and Regulation. The president-elect appoints committee chairs. The chairperson then selects members for their committee based on their qualifications, interest, and representation of the interests of the members.

Nomination Committee: The Nominating Committee consists of seven persons. The chairperson of the Nominating Committee is the immediate past president.

Advocacy Committee: This committee is charged with assisting in developing the legislative agenda for the Alliance. The Advocacy Committee, alternately referred to as the Legislative Committee, is also involved in recommending outside consultants and lobbyists as needed and identifying key legislators to support or sponsor the Alliance's position. For more information about this committee, or if you would like to inquire about participation, please contact the Alliance office.

Communication Committee: The role of this committee is to help develop the communication plan for the Alliance. This includes development and maintenance of public relations, media materials, and web presence, coordinating public relations activities and special events to promote the association image, and developing and promoting the image of the Alliance on a statewide level. For more information about this committee or to inquire about participation, please contact the Alliance office.

Membership Committee: This committee is involved with recruiting new members into the Alliance, developing member benefits and membership materials, and examining the dues structure as needed. For more information about this committee, or if you would like to inquire about participation, please contact the Alliance office.

Regulation Committee: The role of this committee is to represent the Alliance members to Texas state agencies, to monitor rule-making of state agencies impacting services, to oversee contracts and monitoring by Texas state agencies, and to oversee licensing practices by Texas state agencies. Over the last few years, this committee has been instrumental in developing curricula in collaboration with DFPS on licensing issues. For more information about this committee, or if you would like to inquire about participation, please contact the Alliance office.



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