Long term Cooper County resident, Misty Vizcarralagos, has filed to run for Public Administrator. Vizcarralagos moved to Missouri after completing her active duty tour in Yokosuka, Japan with the United States Navy.
BOONVILLE — Long term Cooper County resident, Misty Vizcarralagos, has filed to run for Public Administrator. Vizcarralagos moved to Missouri after completing her active duty tour in Yokosuka, Japan with the United States Navy. She then served as a member of the Army National Guard, while completing her education at the University of Central Missouri (UCM). She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, as well as a Master’s degree in clinical psychology. She has also taught undergraduate courses in her field, at UCM and Missouri Valley College and has several years of experience working as a counselor with dual diagnosis clients.
Vizcarralagos moved to Boonville in 2002 to work as a program manager for Unlimited Opportunities and is currently the Assistant Director of Case Management Services for the Cooper County Board of Sheltered Services. She also performs duties, as a state wide trainer for the Department of Mental Health.
“It has always been my passion to help those in need. I have dedicated my life to working with people who have a disability and in advocating for individual rights. I am excited to have the opportunity to continue making a difference in my community,” Vizcarralagos stated.
For the past eight years, she has worked closely with public administrators, nursing homes, hospitals and mental health agencies across Missouri. She currently assists with setting up supports, overseeing and requesting budget funding through the state and tracking personal financial accounts. She is currently providing service coordination to a large number of individuals with guardianship under the current Public Administrator of Cooper County.
“I believe that the number one role of the Public Administrator is to work with individuals, caregivers and families as a team. Creating an excellent rapport with people and those who support them, can only be done through mutual respect and a person centered planning process. I will make it a priority to ensure that individuals served are provided with excellent services and given every opportunity possible to live their lives in the least restrictive environment possible,” Vizcarralagos stated. “I look forward to meeting and talking with the residents of Cooper County during my campaign. I am excited to hear the thoughts and opinions of the community members and to share my goals and ideas for this position.”