Community Action Advisory Board
COUNTY SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR COMMUNITY ACTION ADVISORY BOARD
News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Vancouver, Wash. – The county manager is seeking applicants to fill two vacant elected official positions on the volunteer Community Action Advisory Board.
The twelve-member board makes recommendations about local government funding for basic needs, self-sufficiency and housing programs. Members also advocate for services supporting low-income communities, families and persons.
The open positions are for elected officials from the county’s third and fourth districts. A map of the districts is available on the county’s website at www.clark.wa.gov/community-services/community-action-advisory-board.
Elected officials are defined as any person elected to a position through a county held general election including city councils, school boards, port commissions, fire districts, etc. An official who is elected by countywide vote may hold any open elected position of the board.
Term periods are three years, ending on a staggered basis. Incumbents have the opportunity for re-appointment to two additional three-year terms.
Clark County is looking to diversify the board composition and encourages people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to apply, especially those from historically oppressed or underserved communities.
Interested residents must submit an application and résumé to Rebecca Royce, Clark County Community Services, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000 or email@example.com.
Application information can be found at www.clark.wa.gov/community-services/community-action-advisory-board or by calling Rebecca Royce at 564.397.7863.
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
Board meetings are currently held on the second Tuesday of odd-numbered months at 8 am in the Center for Community Health, 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Room C210C, Vancouver.
Starting in May 2019, meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of odd-numbered months at 8am in the Center for Community Health.
|The Advisory Task Force subcommittee informs and educates the Board on legislation and efforts that might impact people with low incomes in Clark County. The Advisory Task Force meets on the first Tuesday of even-numbered months at 11 am at River Maiden Coffee, 5301 Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver|
The Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB) is comprised of twelve members representing a cross section of the community. Board membership includes low-income residents, elected officials, and the general community.
The advisory board conducts a triennial needs assessment to inform funding recommendations addressing essential human needs and promoting self-sufficiency through services provided by community-based organizations.
The CAAB currently meets at 8am on the second Tuesday of odd-numbered months at the Center for Community Health, Room C210C, 1601 E Fourth Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, and other times as needed. Starting in May 2019, meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of odd-numbered months at 8am in the Center for Community Health.
The CAAB is a tripartite board including elected officials as described in Section 675(c)(3), "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."
For additional information about the Community Action Advisory Board, contact Rebecca Royce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|1||Laurie Lebowski, Vancouver City Council||Elected officials||12/31/2019|
|1||Adam Kravitz, Board Secretary||Community||12/31/2020|
|2||Doug Boff, La Center City Council||Elected officials||12/31/2020|
|2||Bridget McLeman, Board Chair||Community||12/31/2018|
|4||Lydia Sanders, Board Vice Chair||Low-income||12/31/2019|
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