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The Etowah County Children's Policy Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and helping fill the needs of families and children of Etowah County. The council is a community resource that collaborates in partnerships with a broad cross-section of community organizations, groups and individuals. The councils mission is to improve the lives and opportunities for Etowah County's children and families.



Meet our Board

Kevin Blackwell- SPAN Program

Bart Clapp-  Parent/ Gadsden Regional Medical Center

Becky Ellis-United Way Success By 6 HOME Program

Eve Hamrick-2nd Chance Domestic Violence (Financial Officer)

Emma Hazlewood- Family Success Center (Committee Chair)

Tammy Jackson- Director of the Family Success Center (Secretary)

Willie King- CARES Program

Misty Sosebee-Lebetter- Supervised Visitation Program

Regina Murray- Alabama Medicaid*

Summer Patterson- Gadsden Career Center

Emily Sims-United Way Success By 6 (Vice Chair/Committee Chair)

Barbara Roberts- Etowah Juvenile Probation*

Tiffany Smith- Department of Human Resources*

*denotes active mandated member




                      Meet our Chair

                        Judge Joe F. Nabors, Jr.


Work Experience:

2016  Appointed to serve as District Judge of Etowah County

2006  Executive Director/ Attorney for the Calhoun/Cleburne Children’s Center.  The Center is a Children’s Advocacy Center providing free services to child abuse victims and their families.  The Center also helped to facilitate the prosecution of those who had abused children.  Served as the state president of the Alabama Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers.

2004 Retired as a Captain with the Alabama Bureau of Investigation where he served as the Regional Commander for North Alabama.


Community Involvement:

Ordained Deacon Glencoe First Baptist

Chaplain for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Center for 14 years



Juris Doctor

Bachelor of Science-Major-Forensic Science

Associate Degree-Business Administration

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