Friday, January 30, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

County hires new director of social services

By
From page A4 | July 28, 2013 |

Yolo County Administrator Patrick Blacklock has announced the appointment of Joan M. Planell as director of the Department of Employment & Social Services. Planell will fill the position currently held by Interim Director Ed Smith. Since 2008, she has served as deputy director of the Arlington County Human Services Department in Arlington, Va.

“Joan Planell has over 30 years’ experience in social service programs and brings national experience for serving clients in need and integrating services,” Blacklock said in a news release. “In addition to her technical background, I have great confidence that her leadership skills will help our team strengthen our programs and services as we implement major changes such as the Affordable Care Act.”

Before moving to Virginia, Planell was the director of social services in Montgomery County Maryland. She holds a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Georgetown University and a master’s of social work and public policy, both from the University of Maryland.

“I am excited about moving to Yolo County and joining the Yolo County team,” she said in a news release. “I look forward to working with the department staff and community partners who serve the county’s children, adults and families and help them achieve their goals.”

Planell will assume her new responsibilities on Oct. 7. The annual salary range for this position is $144,276 to $175,368.

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

.

News

Town hall focuses on Coordinated Care Initiative

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1

 
Schools give parents tools to help kids thrive

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Suspected Ebola patient being treated at UCD Med Center

By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: A1

Need a new best friend?

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2 | Gallery

 
Stanford University to get $50 million to produce vaccines

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

Two more cases of measles in Northern California in children

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Dartmouth bans hard liquor

By New York Times News Service | From Page: A2

 
Great Chefs Program will feature Mulvaney

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

Free tax preparation service begins Monday

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

 
Walkers head out three times weekly

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3Comments are off for this post

No bare bottoms, thanks to CommuniCare’s Diaper Drive

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Storyteller relies on nature as his subject on Saturday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Still time to purchase tickets for DHS Cabaret

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
All voices welcome at sing-along Wednesday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
February science fun set at Explorit

By Lisa Justice | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Take a photo tour of Cuba at Flyway Nights talk

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
See wigeons, curlews and meadowlarks at city wetlands

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8 | Gallery

.

Forum

Time for bed … with Grandma

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10

 
A ‘new deal’ for the WPA building

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

Protect root zone to save trees

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

 
Weigh quality of life, density

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

Olive expert joins St. James event

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

 
We’re grateful for bingo proceeds

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

.

Sports

UCD has another tough football schedule in 2015

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

 
Gould’s influence felt mightily in recent Super Bowls

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

Mustangs hold off UCD women

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
UCD men set new school D-I era win record

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Sharks double up Ducks

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Sports briefs: Watney, Woods start slow at TPC Scottsdale

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

Recall that first Aggie TV game, national title?

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B8 | Gallery

 
.

Features

.

Arts

‘Artist’s Connection’ launches on DCTV

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

 
‘Song of the Sea’ is an enchanting fable

By Derrick Bang | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
Gross’ paintings highlight a slice of Northern California

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A12 | Gallery

February show at YoloArts’ Gallery 625 is ‘Food for Thought’

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12 | Gallery

 
.

Business

.

Obituaries

.

Comics

Comics: Friday, January 30, 2015

By Creator | From Page: A9