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Patton named new director of Allen Co. Job and Family Services

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Joe Patton has been named the person to replace Steve Barker has the head of the agency. Joe Patton has been named the person to replace Steve Barker has the head of the agency.

The Allen County Commissioner didn’t have to look far to name the new director of the Allen County Job and Family Services.

Joe Patton has been named the person to replace Steve Barker has the head of the agency. Patton served as the Workforce Development Coordinator at Job and Family Services and he wants to better connect with Allen County Social Service agencies to find people to fill local jobs that are open. Plus he is looking at making his agency more efficient through technology. 

"Right now we are an agency that you have to come in and see us or do business over the phone with us," says  Joe Patton, the new Dir. of Allen County Job and Family Services. "I am trying to get us some more strong online presence, were you can submit your documents via email, things like that to make it easier for our customers. One of the big customers that we work with  a lot of time is nursing homes, with elderly population.  Make things easier for them to do business with us and get cases approved sooner."

Patton says that he will be looking at leadership training at the agency, to get people trained to move up to leadership positions when spots open up,instead of having to bring people in.  He is hoping to name his successor to be the head of Ohio Means Jobs Allen County in the near future. 

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