Board Member for Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason & Thurston County
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Recruiting Organization: Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason & Thurston Counties
Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties
Board Candidate Application Information
The Community Action Council (CAC) is a private, non-profit 501c(3) agency governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Our multi-purpose organization focuses on meeting the needs of low-income individuals and families through a variety of programs designed to help them become independent and more self-sufficient. The Council continues to work collaboratively to develop strategies that address poverty in our communities. We have effectively provided essential human services in Lewis, Mason and Thurston counties since 1966. In 2022 CAC prioritized development in equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are looking for board members who will strive for social, health, and educational equity within our agency, our community, and the systems that we participate in. To be effective as a CAC board member we ask that you be ready to work well as a group, be direct in communications with staff, CAC board members, and CAC Leadership.
The mission of the Community Action Council is to strengthen individuals and families to lessen the impacts of poverty.
We believe in securing everyone’s health and well-being as a long-term investment in individual lives and our community. We believe everyone should have a safe, affordable place to live and call home. We believe in actively working with our community to provide resource referrals, training opportunities and partnerships.
The Community Action Agencies (CAA’s) are required to have advisory boards to gain and retain designation as eligible entities and to receive CSBG funding. Effective tripartite boards reflect and promote the unique anti-poverty leadership, action, and mobilize responsibilities as designated by the CSBG Act to CAAs. Boards are responsible for assuring that CAC continues to assess and respond to the causes and conditions of poverty in the community, achieve anticipated family and community outcomes and remain administratively and fiscally sound.
Some of the roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Identifying needs of the community
· Establishing goals for CAC
· Formulating strategic plans for CAC
· Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
· Attend a minimum of 75% Board meetings annually.
· At minimum a four-hour monthly commitment for activities including Committee Meetings, Board Meetings, and Community Outreach.
A tripartite board is made up of 1/3 low income, 1/3 private, and 1/3 public sector representation.
o Private Sector Must be a Member of an Organization or Business, be a resident of County.
o Low Income Must be living in poverty or be from an organization that represents the low-income group in County, be a County resident.
Please submit your resume and (3) references for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then received the formal application to apply. Thank you for your interest in the CAC Board!
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