Florida’s Children First (FCF), a statewide advocacy organization focused on protecting the legal rights of at-risk and foster care children, is proud to announce the addition of Matthew Blair to its Board of Directors.
“Matt Blair is an extraordinary addition to our board,” said Board Chair Howard Talenfeld. “Matt’s commitment to children’s issues and his vast experience with Florida’s government will give the at risk youth we represent a stronger voice.”
Florida’s Children First, Inc. was founded in 2001 by child advocates, volunteers and attorneys from across the state who were working on issues affecting Florida’s most vulnerable children. FCF staff, board members, volunteers, and advocates devote their time to ensure that each child in care or in an at-risk situation will have a voice that is heard when decisions are made.
A Tampa native, Blair is a partner in the firm Corcoran Partners, managing the lobbying practice and political operations arm of the firm including candidate, issue and corporate communications consulting. He has more than 20 years of state and local government relations and political campaign consulting experience, having managed and participated in numerous statewide and local campaigns.
Actively involved in the community, Blair serves as a member of the executive committee and board of directors, as well as the chairman of the audit committee for the Florida Aquarium. Additionally, he serves as a member of the development committee for Feeding Tampa Bay and is an active member of Idlewild Baptist Church.
About Florida’s Children First:
Florida’s Children First is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the rights of at-risk children and youth, especially those in foster care. Uniquely positioned as Florida’s premiere independent advocacy organization, our mission is to seek full representation of children and youth and obtain meaningful and sustainable improvement in Florida’s child serving systems. www.floridaschildrenfirst.org