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Advisory Board

Meetings
Meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday at 8 a.m. in the Center for Community Health, 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Room C210C, Vancouver

Meeting minutes and audio files
More information
If you are interested in serving on the board, please review our Informational packet and application (PDF)


For additional information please contact Kate Budd at (360) 397-2130 or kate.budd@clark.wa.gov

The Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB) is comprised of nine members representing a cross section of the community. Board membership includes low-income citizens, elected public officials, and the private sector.

The Advisory Board conducts a biennial needs assessment and recommends funding for programs and services provided by community-based organizations that meet identified priority needs. The board makes recommendations for funding programs that address essential human needs and programs that move people towards self-sufficiency. Funding sources include the Community Services Block Grant, Deed Recording Fees, Emergency Solutions Grant, Consolidated Housing Grant, and Human Services Fund.

The CAAB meets on the third Tuesday of odd numbered months at 8:00 am at the Center for Community Health C210C.

The CAAB is a tripartite board including elected officials as described: Section 675(c)(3) is amended to require each State to certify as a part of its annual application that: (A) in the case of community action agency (CAA) or nonprofit private organization, each board will be selected by the CAA or nonprofit private organization; (B) in the case of public organization receiving funds, such organization either establish (1) a board which at least one-third of the members or persons chosen in accordance with democratic selection procedures adequate to assure that they are representatives of the poor in the area served; or (2) another mechanism specified by the State to assure low-income citizen participation in the planning, administration and evaluation of projects for which such organization has been funded.

Members

Commissioner District Name Representing Term Expires
1
Mavis Nickels, Battle Ground School Board Local Officials 12/31/2016
2
Joyce Lindsay, Vice Chair, Washougal City Council Local Officials 12/31/2015
3
Anne McEnerny-Ogle, Vancouver City Council Local Officials 12/31/2016
1
Melodie Pazolt Community Representative 12/31/2015
2
Armando Herrera, Chair Community Representative 12/31/2016
3
Kelly Adams Community Representative 12/31/2016
1
Lydia Sanders, Vice Chair Low-income Representative 12/31/2016
2
Jessica Ghiglieri Low-income Representative 12/31/2015
3
Sandra Schmidt Low-income Representative 12/31/2015

Meetings

2014

Date Minutes Audio Files
July 8 Minutes Audio
May 13 Minutes Audio
March 11 Minutes Audio
January 14 Minutes Audio

2013

Date Minutes Audio files
November 12 Minutes Audio
September 10 Minutes Audio
July 9 Minutes Audio
May 14 Minutes Audio
April 9 Minutes Audio
March 12 Minutes Audio
February 12 Minutes Audio
January 8 Minutes Audio

 

 

Clark County Community Services: Vanessa R. Gaston, Director
Street address: 1601 East Fourth Plain Boulevard, Bldg 17, Suite A419, Vancouver, WA 98661
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810
Main phone: (360) 397-2130 | FAX: (360) 397-6028
E-mail: Community.Services@clark.wa.gov
Community Services Fraud and Abuse Hotline
The Fraud and Abuse Hotline number is (360) 397-8030 and is for the reporting of suspected fraud or abuse related to payment for services. Messages may be left anonymously. To speak directly with the Department Compliance Officer, call (360) 397-2075 ext. 7819.
Responsible Elected Official: Board of Clark County Commissioners

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