Florida TaxWatch Appoints Youth Advocate to 2015 Board

Florida TaxWatch recently announced the appointment of Stacy Gromatski, president and CEO of the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services, to its board of directors at its 35th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. In addition to her new role as a board member, Gromatski also was nominated to join the TaxWatch Center for Smart Justice. The center seeks to efficiently reform Florida’s justice system with public safety at the center of its goals.

“I’m honored to have been given this opportunity to serve on the TaxWatch board,” said Gromatski. “I look forward to using my nonprofit management and juvenile justice experience to best serve TaxWatch.”

Gromatski has an extensive background working with nonprofits, namely with youth advocacy organizations. She began her career in 1990 as program director at Arnette House, overseeing programs, services and a 20-bed shelter. She then worked for YMCA Youth Home as the executive director followed by a position as CEO and president of Capital City Youth Services.

“It is my passion to help children reach the full potential they deserve, and it is a privilege to work in a field that strives to help youth on their journey to success,” said Gromatski.

In 2010, Gromatski joined the Florida Network as president and later added CEO to her title. The Florida Network is a statewide association that represents agencies that aid runaway, homeless and troubled youth in crisis. The organization works to strengthen families and communities and assist youth as they transition to adulthood.

Gromatski oversees the network’s 31 member agencies throughout Florida. In partnership with government and law enforcement agencies, she works to make Florida a safer place for children and families alike.

For more information on Stacy Gromatski, visit www.floridanetwork.org.

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About Florida Network of Youth and Family Services:
The Florida Network of Youth and Family Services, Inc. (the Florida Network) is a not-for-profit statewide association representing 31 agencies that serve homeless, runaway and troubled youth ages six and older and their families. For more than 30 years, the Florida Network has provided services as a “Children and Families in Need of Services” (CINS/FINS) agency, as defined by Florida Statute, in order to prevent juvenile delinquency and encourage good choices and healthy family relationships.

About Florida TaxWatch:
TaxWatch is an independent taxpayer research institute striving to provide citizens and public officials with detailed analysis into local government expenditures. Established in 1979, the nonprofit aims to increase productivity and accountability of the Florida government. With six centers for excellence, TaxWatch is able to research and monitor a wide range of areas of government spending. These centers focus on areas that correspond with economic growth, education, citizenship, general government efficiency, health and justice.