The County Welfare Directors Association of California
- CWDA - is a nonprofit association representing the
human service directors from each of California’s 58 counties.
The Association’s mission is to promote a human services system
that encourages self-sufficiency of families and communities, and
protects vulnerable children and adults from abuse and neglect.
CWDA’s Executive Committee guides the association toward its
mission, with oversight from the Board of Directors. The
Executive Committee is composed of six annually elected officers,
who serve along with two representatives from Los Angeles County,
two representatives from California’s 20 small counties, the
chairs of the Fiscal and Legislative Committees, and the
immediate past president. The current CWDA President chairs the
With a team of 12 full-time staff, a handful of consultants and a
Washington, D.C.-based legislative advocate, CWDA plays an
invaluable role in shaping human services policies and programs
on the state and federal levels. Meet the team Advancing Human
Services for the Welfare of All Californians.