Anne Turner named city’s interim human service director
City Manager Tony Ramos announced the appointment of Anne K. Turner as the interim human services director. Ms. Turner began working in this capacity on Monday, May 12.
Ms. Turner holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of La Verne, where she is also an adjunct professor. She is a longtime Claremont resident and has been involved with community organizations, including the Claremont Museum of Art and League of Women Voters.
Ms. Turner was instrumental in drafting the City’s Youth and Family Master Plan and served two terms on the Community and Human Services Commission. As the human services director, she will oversee the city’s recreation programs, parks, senior services and youth and family support services, as well as special projects and community partnerships.
Prior to accepting the position, Ms. Turner was the executive director for THINK Together, a nonprofit organization providing out-of-school programs that support K-12 education. While with THINK Together, she secured corporate and private funding and implemented the organization’s long-range development strategy for Los Angeles County. Ms. Turner also served as the executive director of the Rio Hondo Colleges Foundation, managing grants and fundraising events.
The city began recruiting for a permanent director of the Human Services Department in March of 2014.