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SCV Child & Family Center Co-Founder Appointed To County Commission

SCV Child & Family Center Co-Founder Appointed To County Commission

Santa Clarita Valley Child & Family Center’s co-founder and retired CEO Liz Seipel was appointed to the Los Angeles County Commission for Children and Families by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich on Tuesday.

As a member of the commission, Siepel’s responsibilities will be centered around improving child safety and welfare, according to a news release by Antonovich’s office.SCV Child & Family Center Co-Founder, Retired CEO Appointed To County Commission

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“I’m really pleased,” Siepel said. “I’ve been retired now a few years, but it’s nice to stay active working for the children and families.”

Some of the responsibilities of commission members include reviewing all programs administered by county departments, monitoring legislation and providing recommendations to department heads and the Board of Supervisors to improve children’s services.

“When i was working for the center, it was on the other side of the table,” she said. “We were contracted to provide services for children and families in Los Angeles County in this area. Now I’ll be more in an advisory capacity… I think it’s going to be exciting to come at it from this side of the table as far as hearing what kind of progress and developments are shaping in the different county departments.”

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Originally named St. Stephen’s Special School, Seipel founded the SCV Child & Family Center with Katie Clarke and Carol Gelsinger in 1976 after recognizing the need for children’s mental health services in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to their website.

She retired from her position as the center’s CEO in 2008 after 32 years of service and currently serves on the center’s Auxiliary and Advisory Committee.

Seipel expects to begin her work with the county commission in September.

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Melissa became a staff writer at KHTS AM-1220 following her internship in the newsroom. She has been writing news and feature stories for the KHTS website since February 2014. Melissa is also a part-time staff writer at the Santa Clarita Gazette weekly newspaper and Canyon Country Magazine. After receiving her bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Melissa moved back to Santa Clarita to begin her professional writing career. She has published feature stories in "The Signal" newspaper and College of the Canyons' "Cougar News" and formerly worked as a freelance animal welfare writer for an online publication. She recently finished writing her first fiction novel and hopes to publish it someday.
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