CAAB: Community Action Advisory Board

COUNTY SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR COMMUNITY ACTION ADVISORY BOARD

News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Posted on FlashAlert: March 1st, 2021 9:52 AM

Vancouver, Wash. – The county manager is seeking applicants to fill two positions on the volunteer Community Action Advisory Board.

Positions are for low-income representatives from the county’s third and fourth districts. The third district is bounded on the south and west by the Columbia River and on the north and east by Northeast 78th Street west of Interstate 205 and Northeast 18th Street west of Northeast 164th Avenue. The fourth district encompasses Camas, Washougal, Brush Prairie, Battle Ground, Yacolt and unincorporated areas in east Clark County. See the county district map.

Both terms begin immediately. The district three vacancy is filling a term ending Dec. 31, 2023; the district four term ends Dec. 31, 2022. Incumbents have the opportunity for re-appointment to two additional three-year terms.

Low-income representatives are defined as any person who is nominated by a group who is low-income such as tenants of a low-income housing complex or an agency that predominantly serves people who are low-income such as Council for the Homeless, Share, NAMI, etc.

The 12-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.

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 rebecca.royce@clark.wa.gov.

Application information can be found at https://clark.wa.gov/community-services/caab-community-action-advisory-board or by calling Rebecca Royce at 564.397.7863.

Positions are open until filled, first review March 22.

About the CAAB Board

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.

Board Responsibilities: 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.

Meetings: The CAAB currently meets at 8am on the first Tuesday of odd-numbered months at the Center for Community Health, Room C210C, 1601 E Fourth Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, and other times as needed.

Composition: 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 564.397.7863.

Meeting Information

The Board meets at 8 am on the first Tuesday of odd-numbered months at the Center for Community Health, 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Bldg. 17, Room C210C, Vancouver. 

The Advisory Task Force  subcommittee informs the Board of legislation and efforts that might impact people of lower income in Clark County. Meetings will be rescheduled after Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

The Community Needs Assessment Task Force meets on the third Tuesday of each month, 9-11 am, at the Share Fromhold Center.

**All meetings are held virtually until further notice.

CAAB Members

District Name Representing Term Expires
1 Linda Glover, Vancouver City Council Elected officials 12/31/2022
1 Amy Roark Community 12/31/2022
1 Jamie Spinelli Low-income 12/31/2023
2 Alishia Topper, Treasurer, Board Chair Elected officials 12/31/2023
2 Bridget McLeman, Board Secretary Community 12/31/2021
2 Karyn Kameroff Low-income 12/31/2021
3 Rob Perkins, Evergreen Schools Board Member Elected officials 12/31/2023
3 Melanie Green Community 12/31/2022
3 Vacant Low-income 12/31/2023
4 Amy Boget, Yacolt Town Council Elected officials 12/31/2022
4 Application Pending Community 12/31/2023
4 Vacant Low-income 12/31/2022
Member at Large David Poland, Board Vice Chair Deaf Community 12/31/2021

CAAB Meeting Documents

Previous board meeting documents and recordings are accessed using the year selection arrow below.

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