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Legislator of the Year

Board of Directors Announces New Executive Director


Greg McNeece, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Coalition of Residential Excellence, is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Forrester, LMSW as the new Executive Director of CORE. Don served as the immediate past Chair of the CORE Board and has a lifetime of involvement at all levels in the child welfare community. He describes himself as an old child welfare worker who at the age of twenty-three developed a passion for the work and finds that 46 ½ years later it still gives him a reason to get out of bed in the morning and embrace the day.

April 3, 2018


Policy Maker of the Year

Don Forrester, executive director of CORE, presented the Policy Maker of the Year Award to Rep. Four Price at the Texas State Capitol


Rep. Price filed H.B. 1542 in the Texas House of Representatives. Sen. Brian Birdwell filed the companion bill in the Texas Senate.



CORE Update Information

From: Don Forrester LMSW, Executive Director


Topics include:

 - 2017 Coalition of Residential Excellence National Conference

 - Relationship Building and Industry Challenges

 - Legislative Issues

 - Placement Practices of States

October 9, 2017

Rep. Four Price receives Policy Maker of the Year Award
Coalition of Residential Excellence

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May 11, 2017

Don Forrester, executive director of CORE, presenting Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell as Legislator of the Year.

CORE News

May 2018 - Monthly Report

From: Don Forrester LMSW, Executive Director


Topics include:

 - Administration on Children, Youth and Families
- Opposition to Families First Prevention Services Act
- Legislative Update
- 2018 CORE National Conference
- Networking and Capacity Building

March 2018 - Monthly Report

From: Don Forrester LMSW, Executive Director


Topics include:

 - 2018 Coalition of Residential Excellence National Conference

 - Legislative Issues