CAAB: Community Action Advisory Board

About the CAAB Board

The Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB) is comprised of at least fifteen 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 advocates on behalf of people who are low-income at the state and federal levels to ensure services are available and equitable. Part of this work includes working with county staff to 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 9am on the first Wednesday of odd-numbered months at the Center for Community Health, Room C210B, 1601 E Fourth Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, and other times as needed. See sidebar for attending meeting virtually.

Composition: The CAAB is a tripartite board as described in the Community Services Block Grant Act, to include 1/3 elected officials, at least 1/3 low-income representatives and 1/3 community representatives. To ensure representation throughout Clark County, the board is comprised of one member of each category from each of the designated county council districts. The board also makes available At Large positions for individuals or groups who consider their interests underrepresented on the 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.
  • 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.
  • Community representatives are defined as members of business, industry, labor, religious, law enforcement, education, or other major groups and interests in the community served. 
  • At large members are individuals or groups that serves people who are low-income who consider the Advisory Board to be underrepresenting their interests and have petitioned the Advisory Board for a seat on the Board.

For additional information about the Community Action Advisory Board, contact Rebecca Royce at 564.397.7863.

Meeting Information

The Board meets at 9 am on the first Wednesday of odd-numbered months.

Meetings are available in hybrid.
To attend in person: The Center for Community Health, 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Bldg. 17, Room C210B, Vancouver. 

To join virtually, use the following link or phone number:

https://clarkwa.webex.com/clarkwa/j.php?MTID=m509f3be54bbcc38fdc23a76240451948

Phone: 408.418.9388
Access Code 2482 467 9342

The Legislative Advocacy Task Force subcommittee informs the Board of legislation and efforts that might impact people of lower income in Clark County.

CAAB Members

DistrictNameRepresentingTerm Expires
1Diana Perez, Vancouver CouncilorElected officials12/31/2024
1Amy RoarkCommunity12/31/2025
1Jamie SpinelliLow-income12/31/2026
2Alishia Topper, Treasurer, Board Vice ChairElected officials12/31/2026
2Bridget McLemanCommunity12/31/2024
2Karyn KameroffLow-income12/31/2024
3Rob Perkins, Evergreen School Board Member, Board SecretaryElected officials12/31/2026
3Nickeia HunterCommunity12/31/2025
3VacantLow-income12/31/2025
4Ernie Suggs, Washougal CouncilorElected officials12/31/2025
4Melanie Green, Board ChairCommunity12/31/2025
4Megan MulsoffLow-income12/31/2025
5Joyce Cooper, Green Mountain School Board MemberElected officials12/31/2025
5VacantCommunity12/31/2026
5VacantLow-income12/31/2025
Member at LargeDavid PolandDeaf community12/31/2024

 

CAAB Meeting Documents

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

Date Agenda/Minutes Notes/Related Documents Audio/Video

Video

For more information, contact Abby Molloy, 564.397.7832.