On July 11, 2007, Governor Charlie Crist created the Children and Youth Cabinet. The cabinet consists of 20 members and coordinates state agencies and programs that deliver children’s services. Sponsored by State Senator Nan Rich and State Representative Loranne Ausley, House Bill 509 created the Children and Youth Cabinet as a council within the Executive Office of the Governor. The cabinet is charged with developing a strategic plan to promote collaboration, creativity, increased efficiency, information sharing, and improved service delivery between and within state agencies and organizations. In March 2007, a summit was held on Youth and Families to establish priorities. Continued cooperation and strong partnerships led to the establishment of the Children’s Cabinet of Osceola County in November 2007.