The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC), a 12-county area social service, community health and public housing Community Action Agency, is accepting candidate nominations to …
The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC), a 12-county area social service, community health and public housing Community Action Agency, is accepting candidate nominations to fill a board vacancy in Warren County with a nominating deadline of Nov. 14.
Qualified residents are being invited to serve the remaining two years of a four-year term as a Low-Income Representative on the agency’s 36-member volunteer Board of Directors. The term expires Sept. 30, 2019.
The nomination period is open for 30 days beginning Oct. 14 and closing Nov. 14. All nominated candidates will be required to submit a resume or complete a biographical questionnaire. Nomination forms are available at the NECAC Warren County Service Center, 120 Main St. in Warrenton.
Low-income representative candidates must be residents of Warren County and be nominated by a low-income resident of the county or a service organization or group that serves the interest and needs of the low-income in the county. They need not be a low-income person themselves. A candidate will be elected by the NECAC Board during its regular meeting on Nov. 28, with installation and term of office beginning Jan. 23, 2018.
The NECAC Board meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, October and November at the agency’s Central Administration Executive Office Building in Bowling Green. A complimentary meal is provided to board members before each meeting and a travel reimbursement of 51 cents per mile to and from each meeting is allowed. Meetings usually are completed by 9 p.m.
NECAC is one of 19 not-for-profit Community Action Agencies in Missouri and more than 1,000 across the United States.
The agency’s Central Administration Executive Office Building is located in Bowling Green, with NECAC Service Centers operated in each county. Marion County Presiding Commissioner Lyndon Bode of Palmyra is the chairman of the board and Don Patrick of Louisiana is the agency’s president and chief executive officer.
Serving on the NECAC Board from Warren County as the public elected official is former County Commissioner Fred Vahle of Warrenton, with Angie Scott of Warrenton as the civic interest representative.
NECAC administers more than 60 programs through contracts and grants with federal, state and local governments, private businesses and other not-for profit organizations to operate and administer self-sufficiency service programs for the low-income, elderly, youth, disabled and disadvantaged population.
The agency has an annual budget of more than $28 million, with 96 full-time and more than 200 part-time employees. More information is available by calling NECAC Warren County Service Coordinator Desiree Antoniou at 636-456-8191.NECAC