St. Louis County human expert services director leaves for regional COVID response coalition | Politics

Andrea Jackson Jennings

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — The longtime head of St. Louis County’s social providers is leaving to come to be handling director at a regional coalition of businesses responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Andrea Jackson-Jennings has been director of the St. Louis County Section of Human Services given that 2011, overseeing the county’s numerous social services applications beneath 3 administrations.

Jackson-Jennings will turn out to be taking care of director of the Regional Response Workforce, a coalition of spot nonprofits, community social companies departments and charities that hyperlinks residents in have to have with help.

The group operates in St. Louis and St. Louis, St. Charles, Madison and St. Clair counties. Jackson-Jennings mentioned the new function provides an opportunity to do equivalent work with a larger access, in accordance to a county news release.

Jackson-Jennings started functioning for the county in 2007 when she was employed by then-County Govt Charlie Dooley to operate on constituent outreach.

She turned director of the county’s Human Solutions department in 2011. Her salary previous yr was $125,008.

The office, with additional than 70 employees, runs courses supplying housing, mental wellness, youth enrichment, group improvement and workforce coaching services.