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Release ID: 12-119
Media Contact: Beth Gochrach, 240.777.2528

For Immediate Release: 12/5/2012            Application Deadline: 12/28/2012

Leggett Seeks Applicants for Community Action Board

County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill four vacancies on the County Community Action Board for representatives of low-income residents from various geographic areas in the County. The federal legislation establishing governing boards for federally-funded Community Action Agencies requires that members representing low-income people on the Community Action Board be democratically elected. Therefore, low-income applicants should include a letter from a group (such as a neighborhood association, faith, parent group or civic organization) indicating the nominee’s elected status and signed by the group’s authorized representative.

 

The federal legislation establishing governing boards for federally-funded Community Action Agencies requires that members representing low-income people on the Community Action Board be democratically elected. Therefore, low-income applicants should include a letter from a group (such as a neighborhood association, faith, parent group or civic organization) indicating the nominee’s elected status and signed by the group’s authorized representative.

 

The Community Action Board governs the Community Action Agency, which creates and maintains community action programs to encourage the use of public and private resources to enable low-income people to become self-sufficient; to reduce poverty in the County; to involve the low-income population in developing and carrying out anti-poverty programs in the County; and to make government more responsive to the needs of low-income people. The Board advises the County Executive and the County Council on matters relating to the needs of poor and low-income individuals and families.

 

Members generally serve three year terms without compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. Meetings are held nine times per year on the fourth Tuesday evening each month (except July, August, and December), at 7:00 PM. in Rockville.

 

Applicants of diverse backgrounds, professions, gender, geography, disability and ethnicity are encouraged to apply. An application, consisting of a brief cover letter and resume, should be sent by mail to County Executive Isiah Leggett, 101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor, Rockville, MD  20850, or by email to countyexecutive.boards@montgomerycountymd.gov. Home and employment addresses, as well as contact phone numbers and email addresses should be included. If appropriate, applicants should indicate the position for which they are applying. The deadline for application is December 28, 2012.

 

Members of County boards, committees and commissions may not serve on more than one such group at a time. Leggett’s appointments are subject to confirmation by the County Council. Applications of those selected for appointment are made public as part of the confirmation process.

 

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