Claremont moves forward hiring human services director
Anne Turner, who has been serving as Claremont’s interim human services director since May 2014, has been appointed to the position permanently, according to a city news release.
As the human services director, Ms. Turner will oversee the city’s recreation programs, parks, senior services, and youth and family support services, as well as other special projects. Her background in consensus building and community partnerships includes acting as a liaison to nonprofit organizations, universities, school districts and commissions.
Ms. Turner holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of La Verne, where she is also an adjunct professor. She brings a wealth of experience in organizational management, public and governmental relations and strategic planning, the city release states.
As a longtime Claremont resident, she has been involved with many community organizations, including the Claremont Museum of Art and League of Women Voters. Ms. Turner was instrumental in drafting Claremont’s Youth and Family Master Plan and served two terms on Claremont’s Community and Human Services Commission.
Ms. Turner was formerly the executive director for THINK Together, a nonprofit organization providing a variety of out-of-school programs supporting K-12 education. At THINK Together, she secured corporate and private funding and implemented the organization’s long-range development strategy for Los Angeles County. Ms. Turner also served as the executive director for Rio Hondo College’s Foundation, managing grants and fundraising events.