St. Clair County Community Services Coordinating Body (CSCB)
In today’s constantly changing world, it has never been more important that community organizations and citizens work together to build consensus and employ pragmatic problem solving to help the residents of St. Clair County. Especially post pandemic, the collaboration and coordination of services, prioritizing and sharing funding, and meeting the needs of all is so important. In St. Clair County, the approximate 75 members of the Community Services Coordinating Body (CSCB) provide the innovation and unparalleled passion that for thirty-nine years has shared these beliefs and maximized effectiveness whenever possible.
Beginning as a state pilot project in 1984 with only seven members, the CSCB was founded to improve the economic efficiency of member organizations by addressing the possibility of fragmented, overlapping, or duplicated services. Over the years, the CSCB has adapted to address a myriad of critical issues in the community. Although there have been so many successes as a result of collaboration, there are several community challenges that continue: affordable housing, countywide transportation, consistent and affordable healthcare, homelessness, educational and employment challenges, mental health struggles for all but especially adolescents, etc.
Following a year-long Strategic Planning Process that better aligned the CSCB’s goals with state and federal requirements and the strategic plans of other key community stakeholders, the CSCB is committed to growing even stronger with increased collaboration between members, maintaining and engaging membership beyond human services. We are committed to providing the leadership that will improve the Blue Water area’s economic independency and self-sustainability, assist in addressing the challenge of ensuring all our youth benefit from quality education and improving the overall health and wellness of every area resident.
As we start our 40th year, we invite all area organizations, businesses, non-profits, faith-based, civic groups, citizens, education or government agencies to join us as we confidently look to a future where our community will continue to benefit from the collaborative efforts of the St. Clair County Community Services Coordinating Body.
Chair: Debra Johnson, CEO SCC Community Mental Health
Vice Chair: Scott Crawford, CEO, Council on Aging, Inc. serving SCC
Community Planning Office: Amy Smith, SCC, Community Mental Health / CSCB