i started this blog, thinking that maybe it would help streamline communications for those of us working on specific projects that i direct.
also, i am interested in keeping up with our process: how we interact, what themes and issues arise for us; how we grow within this project; and how we're inspired by ideas, images, and by one another.
a document for posterity.
to remind me what worked and why.
Roy Charles Brooks, NOBCO Chairman stands at the forefront of one of the fastest growing urban counties in the United States. Located in the north central part of Texas, Tarrant County serves a population of approximately 1.8 million citizens. Known for his strong leadership, ability to forge collaborations and influential voice not just in Tarrant County, but in the State and the Country, Roy fights for the rights of those he serves.
For over 30 years, Roy has represented his community, as a community volunteer, a city elected official, and now as County Commissioner. He embraces the core values of integrity, innovation and growth.
Roy is committed to the health and welfare of the people. Since entering office in 2004, he is continuously addressing the healthcare issues in his community. He has worked diligently to provide Tarrant County constituents with numerous opportunities to sign up for healthcare through the Affordable Care Act. In the last six years, he has taken on issues such as: Healthcare for the Homeless, Infant Mortality, Obesity, Access of Care, Health Disparities, and Aids Education. Roy is aggressively involved in the State and Federal levels of government to assist in developing programs that create and shape healthcare policy in this Nation’s counties. Commissioner Brooks spearheaded many programs in Tarrant County including: The Tarrant County Ex-Offender Re-Entry Program (TCRI), representing a community-inspired effort to address concerns regarding the successful re-entry and reintegration of ex-inmates returning to Tarrant County, Texas. Nurse Family Partnership - an evidence-based nurse home visitation program for first-time mothers and their children, and a Blue Ribbon Task Force on Health Care for the Homeless - promoting well-being and improved quality of life among homeless persons in Tarrant County by assuring access to high-quality, comprehensive health care and support services to facilitate transition out of homelessness.