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New Director At Children, Youth & Families

York County Commissioners Steve Chronister, Doug Hoke and Chris Reilly today appointed Terry Clark as the new director of York County Children, Youth & Families.

Clark, 48, has 23 years of experience working in child welfare. He replaces former Director Kimberly James, who stepped down in November.

Clark will start in his new position on Monday, April 27.TerryClark

“Every child deserves a safe and nurturing environment that allows them to reach their full potential,” Clark said. “I am excited about returning to a role where I can work so closely with the community to pursue that goal.”

Clark was most recently employed as the director of operations for the Pennsylvania Office of Children, Youth & Families. He began working for the state in 2002 after serving for 10 years with Berks County Children & Youth Services.

“Terry’s wealth of experience at the county and state level reflects a profound commitment to the well-being of children,” said Commissioner Chris Reilly. “We’re excited to put his experience and dedication to work for York County.”

Clark said his primary goal at Children, Youth & Families is to ensure it continues to provide a high level of service to the community. His first step is to develop a strong relationship with the agency’s staff.

He’s also looking forward to working on carrying-out new state laws aimed at curbing child abuse.

Clark earned a bachelor’s degree in social sciences for public policy from Penn State University. He earned a master’s degree in public administration from Kutztown University.

The Pennsylvania native was born and raised in West Chester. He has two adult children and resides in West Hanover Township, Dauphin County.

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