January 2023

Community Voice

News, announcements, and updates from the Escambia Children's Trust 


Out-of-School Time Grants Update

The Escambia Children's Trust Grants Committee will reconvene four times in January and February 2023. Agendas, locations, and Zoom links for all four sessions can be found here. Click on the date for each session and scroll down to find the unique Zoom link for that date. All ECT meetings are open to the public, and public comments may be made at the final session of the Grants Committee Interview Meeting on February 3, 2023.

The Grants Committee's final recommendations will go before the ECT Board of Directors for potential approval at their regular meeting on February 14, 2023.

ECT Board Updates

The Trust Board is pleased to welcome the Honorable Todd Harris as its newest member. Judge Harris will assume the juvenile court justice positional appointment to the Board.


Prior to being appointed to serve on the First Judicial Circuit Court, Judge Harris was a partner at Fleming, Harris, Bond, Bush & Associates, PLLC. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida and his law degree from Florida State University.

The Trust is grateful to Judge Jennifer Frydrychowicz for her wisdom and leadership over the past two years and wishes her continued success in her new role on the bench.


Beginning in February, the ECT Board of Directors Regular Meetings will be held at alternating times to make them more accessible to the community. Start times will alternate between 9 AM one month and 5:30 PM the following month.

All ECT Board Regular Meetings are held in the Board of County Commissioners' Chambers at 221 Palafox Place, Pensacola, FL 32502.

The full Board calendar can be found here, and all Board packets are posted here at least seven (7) days prior to each meeting.

Meeting Date



9:00 AM


5:30 PM



Strategic Planning ITB

The Trust recently released an Invitation to Bid (ITB) for Strategic Planning Facilitation.

We invite local strategic planning professionals to submit a bid to help the Trust develop our Strategic Plan for the next three years. Planning will include the facilitation of several public town hall meetings for community input. The deadline for submissions is 3:30 PM on February 24, 2023.

The Search Continues

for New ECT Board Members

We are still seeking applications from county residents to serve on the Escambia Children’s Trust oversight board. We have two seats opening due to Pastor Lonnie Wesley III and Dr. Rex Northup’s terms expiring as of December 31, 2022.  

Please help us spread the word about this exciting board leadership opportunity. Click the button below to apply today through the Board of County Commissioners application portal!

Apply to Serve on the ECT Board of Directors

In Case You Missed It ...

Executive Director Tammy Greer’s submission to the Pensacola News Journal was published on January 7, 2023. The article can be viewed here:


"Escambia Children's Trust First Year Not Smooth but Fair"

The Trust also submitted its annual report for 2022 to the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners. The full report can be accessed here.

Stay Up-To-Date with ECT

To stay up-to-date with the Escambia Children's Trust, check out our website at escambiachildrenstrust.org

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