It has been my privilege to serve as the Executive Director of UCHRA for the past four years. In that time I have come to know the staff to be a dedicated, compassionate group of people. I have enjoyed working with our Board of Directors which is made up of conscientious servants of their communities. Most importantly, I have been able to visit our many county offices and service sites and meet some of the people who benefit from the services provided by the UCHRA. The efforts of all our staff go into making these programs successful. It is extremely rewarding to see those efforts make a difference in the lives of the people of the Upper Cumberland region.
In the past four years, UCHRA has undergone many changes. We have found ways to streamline departments and reduce expenses. We have been able to save money while still providing high levels of services. Through frequent communications with Board Members and local media, we have kept the public informed about our accomplishments and challenges. Our goal has been to be the most efficient and transparent HRA in the state and we believe we are achieving that goal. We extend our appreciation and gratitude for the support and dedication of our Board of Directors and Policy Council. We are also grateful for the support of the residents of the Upper Cumberland region, members of the General Assembly, the Congressional delegation, and employees of Local, State and Federal governments. We thank Governor Bill Haslam and his staff for their support as well.
The 2015-2016 Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency Annual Report provides an overview of our agency and its various departments and programs, and it is with pride I present it to you.