Originally Published: June 17, 2012 9:12 p.m.
The Yavapai County Community Foundation announced that its Advisory Board elected Jodi Padgett to serve as chair and Sharon Block was elected vice chair.
Jodi Padgett has been a member of the YCCF Advisory Board since 2007. She has served on the Investment Committee of the Arizona Community Foundation, as past president and current treasurer of the Highlands Center for Natural History, and as a member of the Preventative Elder Abuse Council. In November of 2010, she was awarded the Philanthropist Leadership Award of Yavapai County.
A partner of Taylor & Padgett Wealth & Legacy Strategies, Padgett is a certified financial planner and MS in Financial Planning, College of Financial Planning. She takes the motto of the firm to heart, by striving to partner with people who want to make wise decisions about money and who endeavor to leave a legacy, both personal and financial.
Sharon Block has served on the Governor's Child Protective Services Task Force and the Mingus Union High School Principal's Advisory Committee. A 3-year member of the YCCF Advisory Board, she also supports the Verde Valley Children's Fund and is a volunteer with the Yavapai County Medical Reserve Corps. Block holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree in social work from Arizona State University.
Block is a counselor at the Yavapai County Detention Facility where she works in the Restoration to Competency Program. Before retirement, she had been a social worker for the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District, where she had worked since 1980. Block is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and a recipient of the Arizona Department of Commerce's Five Star Outstanding Practice Award, the Youth Development International Award, the Verde Valley Pride Day Award for Education and the YCCF Community Philanthropist Award.