15 Apr Seeking a Low Income Representative For Our Board
Do you support poverty relief? We have an immediate opening for a Taney County low-income representative to serve on our Board. Call us at (417) 239-1882 to learn more.
The OACAC Area Board of Directors and County Advisory Boards are both equally composed of three groups (Tripartite):
Elected Officials – The Presiding Commissioner or his/her appointed
representative automatically serves on the County Advisory Board and the Area Board.
Representatives of Low-Income – These representatives are determined by the democratic selection process in the county. Each County Advisory Board selects one low income representative and an alternate to serve on the Area Board.
Representatives of Private Organizations – These representatives come from county organizations selected by the County Advisory Board. Selected organizations choose the person to represent them on the County Advisory Board. The County Advisory Board then selects one of the representatives and an alternate to serve on the Area Board.
Members of the Board who are in the Elected Official and Low-Income categories must reside in the counties they represent. Representatives of Private Organizations, such as a business or industry located in one of the counties served by OACAC, may not necessarily reside in that county. The three County Advisory Board Members from each of the ten counties who are selected to serve on the OACAC Area Board of Directors are the voices for their respective communities in the agency administration, programmatic, planning and evaluation policies of OACAC.
OACAC County Boards are advisory in nature to the OACAC Area Board of Directors regarding agency administration, programmatic, planning and evaluation policies that affect their individual counties.
There are ten OACAC Advisory Boards; one in each of the following counties: Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Lawrence, Polk, Stone, Taney and Webster. It is the responsibility of each Board Member to determine the needs of the low-income population in his/her respective county and recommend county goals and objectives to the OACAC Area Board of Directors. County Advisory Boards also assist Neighborhood Center staff in program development and fund raising activities.
Both the OACAC Area Board of Directors and the County Advisory Boards meet an average of seven times per year. The OACAC Area Board Meetings are usually the fourth Tuesday of every month in the evening. The Taney County Advisory Board Meeting is usually the third Thursday of every month. Board Members are responsible to attend these meetings or make arrangements for their alternate to attend. Alternates must be empowered by the Board Members or the organization to vote and make decisions for the absent Board Member.
Members of the Area Board and County Advisory Boards serve two-year terms.