Gov. Rick Scott Appoints Cayson To State Council

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s Government Relations Specialist Elizabeth Cayson, an Acreage resident, was appointed on May 27 by Gov. Rick Scott to serve on the Florida Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers (FICCIT). Cayson was among 14 appointments and three reappointments to the council.

FICCIT assists public and private agencies throughout the state in implementing early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and risk conditions.

“I am honored to have been appointed to this Council,” Cayson said. “I look forward to working with the members of the council to support efforts toward implementing early intervention services for infants and toddlers who are most vulnerable with disabilities and other risk conditions. My hope is that affected families throughout Florida, and in particular Palm Beach County, will receive these necessary services. Our mission at the Health Care District has always been in part to provide a health-centered safety-net for children and families, and I am confident we will continue to reinforce those efforts.”

Over the course of her 19-year career with the Health Care District, Cayson has received numerous awards for her outstanding leadership and service as a member of many community civic, cultural and governmental committees and organizations.

In 2010, Cayson was recognized for her heroic actions in rescuing an abandoned 8-month-old baby from the middle of a busy road in Belle Glade. She was recognized by the Belle Glade City Commission, the Pahokee City Council, the Health Care District of Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners and U.S. Congressman Alcee L. Hastings, who named a day in his congressional district in Cayson’s honor. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson also recognized Cayson for her humanitarian efforts.

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