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Crosswalk Community Action Agency
- Salary/Pay Rate:n/a
- Posted Date:09/08/2016 3:31 PM
Purpose: The Board shall function as the policy-making body of Crosswalk Community Action Agency, a 501 (c) (3) corporation serving the Southern Illinois counties of Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, and Williamson, and shall have final authority over all deliberative matters and decisions relating to Crosswalk. Crosswalk works for the elimination of poverty or the cause or causes of poverty through greater employment opportunities, improving human performances, motivation, and productivity. Crosswalk serves to better conditions in which people live, learn, and work and incorporate any other services that will result in the social and economic development of the area encompassed by the agency. Crosswalk Community Action Agency administers many programs including, but not limited to, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP), Weatherization, Housing Rehabilitation, Emergency Rent and Utilities, Food Pantry, and Scholarships. Eligibility for Crosswalk assistance and services is generally based upon household income. CCAA receives funding from a variety of state and federal sources, and the income eligibility level differs among the programs. Board members are appointed to fill the capacities of either elected officials, representatives of the poor, or the private section which includes business, industry, labor, religious, law enforcement, and education. Responsibilities of the board members include, but are not limited to, assisting in the allocation of the Community Service Block Grant funds, scholarship review, and input regarding the needs of the low-income and disadvantaged of the area.
Members: Crosswalk consists of twenty-four members of the Board of Directors. Six members are selected from each of the four counties represented. Each member shall have one vote in all matters. Information to be discussed at the meeting is sent to each board member in advance for their review. Upon appointment to the Board of Directors, members receive a packet of information consisting of the By-Laws, Personnel Policies, Handbook Governing Community Action in Illinois, and Articles of Incorporation.
Conditions on Membership: Board members must be of at least eighteen years of age and reside in the county from which they are appointed and which they represent. No more than 2 members from each county shall represent any one of the tripartite constituency groups of elected officials, representatives of the poor, and representatives of the private sector:
- Each county shall appoint two elected officials, or their representatives, to serve on the Board
- Representatives of the poor must be chosen in accordance with democratic selection procedures adequate to assure that the members are representatives of low-income individuals. Each county shall identify organizations representing the poor. The CCAA Board shall then select two representatives from each county, from the identified organizations, to serve.
- Each county shall appoint two representatives to the board from one or more of the private categories of business, industry, labor, religious, law enforcement, education, or other major groups and interests in the community served
Meetings: The Board of Directors meets the third Wednesday of every other month beginning in January which is the annual meeting. No monetary compensation is received for attendance at the meetings; however, mileage is paid in accordance with the federal rate.
Terms: Board members shall be appointed to staggered two year terms, with twelve Board members being appointed each year. Board terms shall be staggered so that one half of the Board members in each of the three tripartite groups in each of the counties shall be appointed each year.