Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB)

Purpose and History


As a Community Action Agency (CAA), Coconino County Community Services (CCCS) is federally required to have a Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB). CAAB serves the County's lower-income residents by advising CCCS's anti-poverty plans, projects, programs, and services. CAAB compiles and reviews data regarding unmet needs, service gaps, the best way to address these, and by assisting coordination of community asset delivery. Community members eligible to be consumers of CCCS' programs and services are also potentially eligible to become Consumer Sector representative CAAB members who are intentionally involved in the decision-making process for CCCS program and service advisement.
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The CAAB plays a key role in the "War on Poverty" launched by President Johnson when he signed the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, Public Law 88-452. The County's Board of Supervisors responded to the call to battle by forming the Community Action Program in 1965. While the Board of Supervisors is the final authority locally, CAAs are federally regulated.
Starting in 1966 at least one-third of the CAAB had to be representatives of the poor, and in 1967 the CAAB was required to be tripartite in make-up. Since 1981 CAAs have been funded by the Community Services Block Grant through their States per Public Law 97-35 and 105-285.

Membership

CAAB is tripartite with 12 to 15 members: one-third from the Public Sector, one-third or more Consumer Sector Representatives, and one-third or less Private Sector members, further defined as follows:
  • Public Sector includes local elected or appointed public officials or their designees,
  • Consumer Sector includes democratically selected County residents eligible to be CCCS program or service consumers, and
  • Private Sector includes individuals who represent local community, non-profit, or business interests.
Overall membership shall aim for broad-based community representation. CAAB members' terms-or-service shall be for two years. Members may be re-elected without a limit on the number of consecutive terms.
CAAB Member Roster        CAAB Flyer        Information for All Potential CAAB Member Applicants
CAAB Application (All Potential Members)       CAAB Application Addendum (Consumer Representatives Only)
CAAB Applicant Petition (Consumer Representatives Only)
  

Meetings, Agendas, and Minutes

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The CAAB meets five times each year and follows State of Arizona Open Meeting laws, rules, and regulations (A.R.S. 38-431 et seq.). Members may attend either in person or by teleconference. 
 
CAAB Meeting Agendas and Minutes
Subject to possible change, FY17 CAAB meetings will be held at Coconino County's Health and Community Services Building in the Ponderosa Conference Room (2625 N. King St., Flagstaff, Arizona, 86004), from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the following dates:
  • Monday, September 25, 2017
  • Monday, November 27, 2017
  • Monday, February 5, 2018
  • Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Monday, June 25, 2018

More Information



For more information, contact Norma Gallegos, (928) 679-7430.
Protected Board Documents (This content is password protected for CAAB access.)