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Policy Director
Anissa Basoco-Villarreal

Senior Management Analyst
Hollis Williams

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Office of Policy, Evaluation, and Planning (OPEP)

Who We Are

The Office of Policy, Evaluation and Planning (OPEP) provides fund development, legislative and budget analysis, and decision-making support resources for the Social Services Agency.


Anissa Basoco-Villarreal is the Policy Director for the Office of Policy, Evaluation, and Planning (OPEP)

Our Vision

Innovation + Data + Advocacy = Strong Communities

Our Mission

To inform, inspire, and collaborate to support policies, programs, and decisions that strengthen communities.

Our Goals

  • Ensure the Agency is kept informed of legislative and policy developments and funding trends for the purposes of advocacy, planning, and decision-making.
  • Identify effective practices, processes, and new resources for program and policy innovations in response to community need.
  • Provide data-driven, evidence based strategies to improve program outcomes and achieve community goals.
  • Explore and analyze social, economic, demographic, and other community-level data.

Our Role

  • Assists policymakers in understanding the implications of pending and adopted legislation and develops policy and program recommendations to best meet the needs of our local community, while leading strategic change management initiatives to elevate organizational capability.
  • Offers in-depth data and trend analysis, evaluation support along with training and technical assistance to the Agency and community partners.
  • Works in collaboration with other departments and community based organizations (CBOs) to develop and assist in the implementation of performance based contracting using Results Based Accountability (RBA).
  • Provides oversight of all fund development activities for the Agency and the implementation of the Agency's strategic plan as it relates to fundraising and program development.
  • Advocates on behalf of the Agency and supports the Agency's overall direction to promote the economic and social well-being of individuals, families, neighborhoods, and strengthen communities.


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