In the ten years that have passed, the Human
Services system has undergone tremendous change and made substantial progress in the
directions established by the Council.
Through such major milestones as the first redesign
efforts, the 1995 Community Needs Assessment, welfare reform implementation, budget
reductions, and human services performance measurement, the Council has provided
oversight, analysis, and guidance to the human services system. The major milestones in
the development of the current human services system over the last ten years illustrate
both the scope of change that has occurred in the system and the value of the relationship
between the Human Services Council, county human service agencies, and the community.
The timeline and pages that follow provide
highlights of the major milestones and achievements of the Human Services System during
the Councils first ten years.