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The Texas Foster Care Association (TFCA) was formed in the late 70s as the Texas State Foster Parents, Inc. We currently do business as the TFCA to better reflect that we serve and support the entire family unit, including foster parents. in the past, there were many local foster parent associations that needed leadership and guidance, thus the beginning of our current association. Nearly 30 years ago, the State began outsourcing foster care to the private sector and many of those families were not included in local foster parent associations, creating more need for the TFCA to provide support resources. Due to other changes in the system, there was also an increased need for advocacy efforts. For over four decades, the TFCA has focused on supports and services needed by the children in foster care and the foster families who so diligently serve them.
TFCA members will elect the President, Second Vice President, Secretary, and Regional Representatives in regions 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 from the list of qualified candidates issued by the TFCA Election Committee.
To be considered for a position on the Texas Foster Care Association’s (TFCA) Board of Directors, each applicant must be a member of the TFCA.
To apply for an open position on the TFCA Board of Directors, review the online application, information, and bylaws. Follow the directions provided on the form and submit your completed application form to the TFCA Election Committee by 5 p.m. Central Time on September 17, 2019, to be considered by the TFCA Election Committee for an open position. The TFCA Election Committee will review and evaluate all applications for completeness. The knowledge, experience, skills, and abilities demonstrated by each individual, relative to the following established core competencies and leadership expectations, will be evaluated:
Candidates will be required to provide
The TFCA Election Committee will present a list of qualified candidates for positions to the membership no later than September 18, 2019. Applicants will be notified of the outcome prior to the release of the list of qualified candidates to the membership.
Each officer of the TFCA must be an individual member, in good standing, of this state association and must be:
The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the ASSOCIATION whose duties and responsibilities shall include:
The duties and responsibilities of the Second Vice President shall include:
The duties and responsibilities of the Secretary shall include:
Each region will be responsible for the establishment of funding for their Regional Representatives to carry out their duties, attend in-person Board meetings and to attend the ASSOCIATION’S Conference(s). Odd numbered regions shall have their elections held in odd numbered years. Even numbered regions shall have their elections held in even numbered years.