CHANDLER, Ariz – Chandler Councilmember OD Harris has been appointed to two regional boards of directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona and La Frontera Arizona.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona has been changing the lives of young people for more than 60 years through its mentoring services and La Frontera is tackling the mental health crisis head-on,” Councilmember Harris said. “The work being done by these organizations is immeasurable. I look forward to serving on both boards to help move these important causes forward.”
Throughout his term on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona's (BBBSAZ) Board, Councilman Harris will serve as an advocate for the organization’s mission. He will stress the importance of mentoring and the tremendously positive impact it can have on the personal growth and development of young people. With a long waitlist of boys, board members help to amplify the need for men to step up for youth in our community.
Councilmember Harris will serve on the Governing Board of Directors for La Frontera Arizona, which oversees and is responsible for the strategic direction of all of the La Frontera companies. He will also serve on the Board for Empact-Suicide Prevention Center, which is La Frontera’s behavioral health company serving Maricopa and Pinal Counties. In addition to traditional oversight duties, all board members serve the critical role of helping to identify crucial community issues to which La Frontera can make a productive contribution as well as aiding in the formation of the crucial relationships needed to do so.
Councilmember Harris currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Building Technology and Safety and Valley Metro Regional Public Transit Authority.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
For more than 68 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages six through 18. The organization develops positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Learn more at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona.
About La Frontera Arizona, Inc.
La Frontera Arizona, Inc., is a family of predominately behavioral health and affordable housing corporations that offer the full spectrum of behavioral health services, including primary care in Maricopa, Pima, Cochise, Graham and Greenlee Counties. Founded in 1968, La Frontera currently has roughly 1,500 employees and annual revenues in excess of $130 million. To date, La Frontera Partners, Inc., La Frontera’s affordable housing company, has developed in excess of 800 affordable housing units in Arizona. In 2011, La Frontera rebranded itself as a Community Problem Solver and is committed to helping community partners successfully provide innovative solutions to complex problems to build a safe, strong and healthy Arizona. positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Learn more La Frontera Arizona.
City of Chandler, Mayor & Council Communications Manager
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
La Frontera Arizona, Inc.