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MOTION:JENKINS February 18,1997 <br />Regular Meeting <br />SECOND:CADDIGAN Res.No,97-127 <br />RE:COMMEND/RETIREMENT -DONNELLE GOPLEN -COMMUNITY <br />SERVICES BOARD <br />ACTION:APPROVED <br />WHEREAS,Donnelle Goplen became a Prince William County employee on <br />July 2,1979,when she was hired as a Mental Health Counselor I with the Community Services <br />Board;she had previously served the CSB as a volunteer;and <br />WHEREAS,Ms.Goplen’s position was reclassified to Mental Health Therapist <br />I on July 5,1980;she was promoted to Mental Health Therapist H on December 29,1980,and <br />on August 15,1983,was promoted to Mental Health Therapist IH,her position was again <br />reclassified to Mental Health Therapist IV on July 1,1985;on April 6,1990,her position was <br />reclassified the final time to CSB Program Coordinator II;and <br />WHEREAS,as a therapist,Ms.Goplen continued to enhance her pursuit of <br />professional development;she developed several creative strategies to serve persons with <br />serious mental illness;she routinely saw the most difficult and complex treatment cases;and <br />WHEREAS,Ms.Goplen’s knowledge and outstanding supervisory skills <br />benefited many people in their pursuit of professional accreditation,and have gone on to enjoy <br />successful careers as mental health professionals;and <br />WHEREAS,Ms.Goplen successfully created new integrated service delivery <br />aligmnents within Mental Health Family Services,implemented a new intake system,and <br />provided the oversight that guided the complete restructuring of Mental Health Family Services; <br />and <br />WHEREAS,Ms.Goplen retired on January 31,1997,after more than seventeen <br />years of dedicated service to persons with mental health needs; <br />NOW,THEREFORE,BE IT RESOLVED that the Prince William Board of <br />County Supervisors does hereby commend Ms.Donnelle Goplen for her service to the citizens <br />ofPrince William County and conveys best wishes to her in the future. <br />Votes: <br />Ayes:Barg,Caddigan,Hill,Jenkins,McQuigg,Seefeldt,Thompson,Wilbourn <br />Nays:None <br />Absent from Vote:None <br />Absent from Meeting:None <br />CERTIFIED COPY (~LE~C~(~ <br />er~(to the ard