Adams County children have a new advocate looking after them as of Friday. Last week, County Commissioners Pell, Moore and Ward appointed West Union resident Dane Clark to the Board of Trustees of the Adams County Children Services.
Adams County Children Services is a public children services agency located inside the Wilson Children’s Home. By law, the agency is responsible for helping children who are risk of being abused, neglected or dependent. According to the agency website, whenever possible, their goal is to keep the children in their homes. However, when necessary, the children may need to be placed in an alternative setting until they can be reunified safely with their family.
Clark will join Tena Nickell, Hannum Taylor, Holly Johnson, and Hart Wallingford on the board. Wallingford is the longest serving board member, having been a part of the organization for several decades.
“I’m excited and looking forward to the challenge of becoming an active board member of the ACCS team. This is another valued service for the at-risk children in Adams County,” said Clark.
Clark has extensive management experience having retired in 2019 after 33 years with General Electric. He has also been active in the West Union High School Athletic Association, Leadership Adams and serves on the Adams County Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees. In addition, Clark owns Southern Ohio Dry Stone and is a certified dry-stone mason.