Dawn Littlefield, Chair

 

Melissa Garman, Vice Chair

 

Vivian Bright

 

 

Rhonda Brown

 

Joshua Hall

 

Regina Harris

 

Julio Hernandez

 

Curt Lang

 

Dan Nolan

 

Kate Noreiko

 

Valarie Redmond

 

Stephen Reid

 

Steve Sells

 

Jerry Smith

 

Joslyn Turner

 

 

 

 

Kishwaukee United Way

 

Beth Shalom Congregation

 

DeKalb County Housing Authority - Low Income Individuals

 

The Salvation Army


Self As Low-Income Individual

 

Attorney

 

Self As Low-Income Individual

 

City of Sycamore

 

Village of Shabbonna Trustee

 

City of DeKalb Ward 5

 

Self As Low-Income Individual

 

DeKalb County Board

 

DeKalb County Court Services

 

City of DeKalb

 

Self As Low-Income Individual

 

 

 

 

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Client

 

Private

 

Client

 

Public

 

Public

 

Public

 

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DeKalb County Community Action Department (DCCAD) is the Community Action Agency for DeKalb County. Community Action Agencies (CAA) are nonprofit organizations established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America's War on Poverty. Community Action Agencies help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency. Today there are approximately 1000 Community Action Agencies, serving the poor in every state as well as Puerto Rico and the Trust Territories. Since 1968, local community action agencies have been required to have tripartite governing boards to gain and retain designation as eligible entities and to receive CSBG funding. The tripartite board is to be comprised of 1/3 public officials (people who have been elected), up to 1/3 private sector (local business leaders, educators, etc...) and at least 1/3 low-income individuals. Each of these three groups has unique perspectives and insights that help to shape the programming and services of the CAA. Effective tripartite boards reflect and promote the unique anti-poverty leadership, action, and mobilization responsibilities assigned by law to Community Action Agencies. Boards are responsible for assuring that agencies continue to assess and respond to the causes and conditions of poverty in their community, achieve anticipated family and community outcomes, and remain administratively and fiscally sound.

 

Some of the requirements for being a Board Member are:

1. Regular attendance at board and committee meetings (full board meetings are held in the DeKalb County Community Outreach Building,                Conference Room West unless otherwise noted.  Meetings are held bi-monthly on the 2nd Monday at 8:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.                  Additional meetings will be scheduled as necessary; committe meetings are scheduled as necessary);

2. Gain thorough familiarity with DCCAD information, such as the agency's bylaws, articles of incorporation, sources of
    funding, agency goals and programs, Federal and State CSBG statutes;

3. Careful review of materials provided to board members;

4. Decision-making based on sufficient information.

 

If you are interested in serving as a CSBG Board Member, or if you have more questions, please call Deanna Cada at (815) 899-4960 or e-mail her. Thank you.

 

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

 

Board/Committe Meeting Dates

 

 

Community Services Block Grant Administrative Board Members

updated as of 6/21/2018

 

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CSBG Administrative Board