Cindy Arenberg Seltzer is the first President/CEO of the Children’s Services Council of Broward County. Created by the voters in September 2000, CSC provides leadership, advocacy, and funding for services for and on behalf of children and their families. CSC programs are delivered by over 100 “provider” agencies that have clearly defined goals and outcomes and are regularly monitored for quality and performance. The CSC funds programs that have been proven to work. On average, the CSC gets less than 2 cents of every dollar paid in property taxes, which fund a wide variety of programs designed to help children lead a healthy, safe and productive life. And that, of course, makes a difference for all residents of Broward County.
Prior to her service at CSC, Mrs. Arenberg Seltzer was Director of the Children’s Services Administration Division for Broward County. Other positions Mrs. Arenberg Seltzer has held include: Director, Massachusetts Promise; Director, Legislative and Government Affairs at Day, Berry & Howard, Attorneys-at-Law; Chief of Staff to the Majority Leader, Connecticut House of Representatives; 6th District Field Coordinator with Friends of (U.S Senator) Chris Dodd/Connecticut Clinton Campaign; Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy Associate with Robinson & Cole; Director of Public Policy with the Gold Institute; and Director of Government Relations with the Industry Council for Tangible Assets.
Mrs. Arenberg Seltzer has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California at Irvine, a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center, and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Mrs. Arenberg Seltzer serves on several boards, including the Early Learning Coalition, the Coordinating Council of Broward, the Children and Families Leadership Association, and the Pediatric Associates Foundation Advisory Council. She is a Woman of Tomorrow mentor at Stoneman Douglas High School, and she also hosts the local television show, Future First: Focus on Broward’s Children, which airs on BECON TV.
Mrs. Arenberg Seltzer’s awards include: HANDY’s Champion for Children (2011), Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Angel in Adoption (2011), child advocacy award from the Jewish Federation of Broward County (2007), “Lead Vocalist” award from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward (2007), recognition on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz during a tribute for Women’s History Month (2006), March of Dimes Woman of Distinction (2005), “Advocate of the Year” by First Call for Help (2004), and “Mother of the Year” by Healthy Mothers-Healthy Babies (2004).