CHILDREN'S BOARD OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT WITH KELLEY PARRIS AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

THIS AGREEMENT is effective as of July 1, 2013, by and between the Children's Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, an independent special taxing district, hereinafter called the "Children’s Board" and Kelley Parris, hereinafter called "Executive Director." In consideration of the mutual promises contained herein, the parties agree as follows: Section 1. Executive Director Duties Executive Director shall serve as Executive Director of the Children's Board. Executive Director shall have the duty and authority to: 1. 2. Develop and submit a proposed annual budget to the Children’s Board; Recommend to the Children’s Board policies which relate to the evaluation of funding requests, the monitoring of programs funded by the Children’s Board, and such other matters as may be designated by the Children’s Board in writing;

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Serve as the Appointing Authority for the Children’s Board under the Hillsborough County Civil Service Board’s rules and hire, evaluate, and dismiss unclassified and classified employees;

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Develop and ensure an efficient and effective executive team; Evaluate performance of executives for compliance with established policies and objectives of the organization and contributions in attaining objectives;

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Serve as the administrative and executive head of the Children’s Board; Oversee operations to insure production efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources;

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Review activity reports and financial statements to determine progress and status in attaining objectives and revise objectives and plans in accordance with current conditions;

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Have general charge, management, control, and supervision of all Children’s Board property;

10. Cultivate and develop cooperative relationships, both internally and externally, necessary to implement an annual funding plan;

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11. Work with various community stakeholders in the planning and development of new and expanded services, and in the development of innovative approaches to the provision of child and family services and supports; 12. Enhance public understanding of and support for the organization through coordinated communications strategies; 13. Promote the organization through written articles and personal appearances at conferences and on radio and television; 14. Represent the organization at legislative sessions, committee meetings, and at formal functions; 15. Promote the organization to local, regional, national, and international constituencies; 16. Develop and maintain positive, open, trusting relationships with the Children’s Board members; 17. Direct organizational planning and policy-making committees; 18. Perform such other administrative and executive duties as are normally performed by an executive director; and 19. Perform such other duties as may be designated in writing by the Children’s Board.

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Section 2. Term, Termination, Severance Pay Limitations This Agreement shall commence July 1, 2013 and end June 30, 2015, (the Agreement End Date). Executive Director serves at the pleasure of the Children’s Board. This Agreement may be terminated prior to the Agreement End Date at any time by Children’s Board by written notice to the Executive Director. Such termination may be without cause or with cause: 1. Without cause: If Executive Director’s contract is terminated prior to the Agreement End Date without cause the Children’s Board shall pay Executive Director upon the effective date of such termination accrued leave as it would be paid to any other unclassified employee. In addition, the Children's Board shall pay Executive Director upon the effective date of such termination without cause the lesser of a.) 12 weeks of salary, or b.) the remaining amount of salary that would have been paid to the Executive Director had the Agreement not been terminated early by the Children's Board. No severance pay shall be paid by the Children’s Board if this Agreement expires at the Agreement End Date.

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2. With cause: If this Agreement is terminated early by the Children’s Board with cause, no severance pay is due, but the Children’s Board shall pay Executive Director accrued leave as it would any other unclassified employee. Cause includes a performance appraisal rating of “unsatisfactory” by six Board members in any category of Performance Dimensions during the Annual Performance Appraisal Process. Cause also includes Executive Director’s breach of this

Agreement; misconduct as defined in Section 443.036(30), Florida Statutes, as it may be amended; fraud, and similar acts. Executive Director may resign or terminate this Agreement prior to the Agreement End Date by giving ninety days’ prior written notice to the Children’s Board. In the event of resignation or early termination by the Executive Director, the Children’s Board shall pay Executive Director upon the effective date of such resignation or early termination accrued leave as it would be paid to any other unclassified employee. No severance pay shall be paid by the Children’s Board in the event of resignation or early termination of this Agreement by the Executive Director.

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Section 3. Nonrenewal and Renewal, Resignation 1. Nonrenewal. The Children’s Board and Executive Director shall give the other party written notice at least 90 days’ prior the Agreement End Date of intent not to renew this Agreement. 2. Renewal. Prior to June 30, 2015 the Children’s Board may give written notice to Executive Director of the Children’s Board’s intent to renew this Agreement for a period of three years. Within ten days of Executive Director’s receipt of such notice, Executive Director shall give the Children’s Board written notice of whether or not the Executive Director intends to accept the renewal of this Agreement. Section 4. Compensation As compensation for performing the duties of Executive Director, the Children's Board shall pay Executive Director a salary of $120,000 annually paid as other unclassified employees are paid. Section 5. Benefits, Leave The Executive Director shall receive the same fringe benefits, leave, mileage, and travel payments provided to all other unclassified employees of the Children's Board, except that Executive Director’s position shall be designated to participate in the Senior Management Service Class of the Florida Retirement System. The Executive Director shall not have an expense account. Executive
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Director’s moving expenses to Tampa, Florida, shall be reimbursed by the Children’s Board upon submission of paid invoices in an amount not to exceed $10,000. Section 6. Insurance The Children's Board shall provide the Executive Director with health, life, and disability insurance on the same terms and conditions as other unclassified employees of the Children's Board. Section 7. Performance Appraisal The Children's Board shall evaluate the performance of the Executive Director prior to June 30, 2014. The Board shall use the Board-approved

Executive Director Performance Appraisal Process. Section 8. Indemnification The Children’s Board shall indemnify, defend and hold Executive Director harmless from all liabilities, claims, demands or actions at law or in equity that may hereafter at anytime be made or brought by anyone for the purpose of enforcing a claim on account of any injury or damage caused, in whole or part, by any negligence or intentional wrongful act or omission of the Children’s Board or employees during the term of this Agreement. The Children’s Board shall not indemnify, defend, or hold Executive Director harmless for Executive Director’s negligence or assume any liability for Executive Director’s negligence. In no case
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will individual Children's Board members be personally liable for indemnifying Executive Director. This indemnification obligation shall survive termination of this Agreement. Section 9. Notices Notice shall be given in writing by the deposit of same in the custody of the United States Postal Service, postage prepaid, addressed as follows: (1) TO CHILDREN'S BOARD: Chairman, Children's Board of Hillsborough County 1002 E. Palm Avenue Tampa, Florida 33605 (2) TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Kelley Parris _____________________________ _____________________________

Alternatively, notices may be personally served in the same manner as is applicable to civil judicial practice. Notice shall be deemed given as of the date of personal service. Section 10. General Provisions 1. The text herein constitutes the entire Agreement between the parties except as may be provided by written amendment to this Agreement signed by both parties.
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2. If any provision, or any portion thereof, contained in this Agreement is held unconstitutional, invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement, or portion thereof, shall be deemed severable, shall not be affected, and shall remain in full force and effect. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Children's Board has caused this Agreement to be signed on its behalf by its Chairperson and Executive Director has signed this Agreement, both in duplicate.

WITNESS:

Children's Board of Hillsborough County, Florida

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By:___________________________ Christopher E. Brown Chairman ______________________________ Date

WITNESS

Kelley Parris Executive Director

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