Patrick Garcia Selected Board President for the Coalition of Children and Families of Iowa

Boys Town would like to congratulate Patrick Garcia, Boys Town Iowa's Executive Director, for being selected as the Board President for the Coalition of Children and Families of Iowa.

The Coalition of Children and Families of Iowa is a collection of providers that provide a range of mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, and other social services to children and families in need.

In Patrick's new role as Board President, he will serve as the official spokesperson for the Coalition and chair the Executive Committee. He will also collaborate with the Executive Director and other members of the Board to execute a strategic plan for the Coalition.

"I am very honored to be asked to serve as the President of the Coalition's Board of Directors.", said Patrick. "The Coalition is a collective membership of providers for the children and family services in Iowa that works for system change. The Coalition consistently works toward keeping families together when it is safe to do so and ensuring high quality out of home care when it is necessary to remove a child from their home. The Coalition has become the platform for the Private Public partnership with the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justices systems in Iowa. This opportunity will allow me to continue to lead and influence how Iowa cares for its children and families."

Boys Town is very thankful for Patrick and his dedication to being an advocate for children and families in Iowa.