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Region Ten Celebrates 50th Anniversary

February 22, 2019 | 0 Comments
by Joanna Jennings

This month marks the 50th Anniversary of Region Ten Community Services Board – the first Community Services Board to reach this milestone. 

On February 2, 1969, Charlottesville City Council and the Albemarle Board of Supervisors voted to create the Region Ten Community Services Board to “build a strong community by assuring that high quality services are available and accessible to all the citizens of our region.” Over the years, Region Ten expanded its services to serve the behavioral health needs of the surrounding counties of Fluvanna, Louisa, Greene, and Nelson.  

“Fifty years ago, a group of consumers, family members and professionals came together to create a comprehensive range of community-based services that would enable vulnerable persons to remain in their home communities,” said retired Executive Director, Jim Peterson.  

Since that time, Region Ten serves more than 9,000 community members each year, and has created nearly 500 full time jobs, which support the community. Region Ten is grateful to all who have contributed to the successes the organization has achieved so far and applaud the group of concerned citizens committed to protecting and expanding the system of community-based services.

Region Ten is hosting a number of events to celebrate the anniversary, including an Open House for staff and stakeholders on March 15. Region Ten will also sponsor a 50th Anniversary float in the annual Charlottesville Dogwood Parade on April 27, 2019.  The anniversary celebrations will recognize all who have contributed to the success of the organization over the past 50 years, as well as the group of concerned citizens committed to protecting and expanding the system of community-based services into the future.

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