Community Action Advisory Board

Community Action Advisory 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.

Announcements

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.

Members

District Name Representing Term Expires
1 Linda Glover, Vancouver City Council Elected officials 12/31/2022
1 Adam Kravitz, Board Vice-chair Community 12/31/2020
1 Jamie Spinelli Low-income 12/31/2020
2 Doug Boff, La Center City Council Elected officials 12/31/2020
2 Bridget McLeman, Board Secretary Community 12/31/2021
2 Karyn Kameroff Low-income 12/31/2021
3 Alishia Topper, County Treasurer, Board Chair Elected officials 12/31/2020
3 Melanie Green Community 12/31/2022
3 Tom Breitenbauch Low-income 12/31/2020
4 Amy Boget, Yacolt Town Council Elected officials 12/31/2022
4 Hilaree Prepula Community 12/31/2020
4 Amy Roark Low-income 12/31/2022
Member at Large David Poland Deaf Community 12/31/2021
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