Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB)

Purpose and History

As a Community Action Agency (CAA), Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is federally required to have a Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB). CAAB serves the County's lower-income residents by advising CCHHS' 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 CCHHS' programs and services are also potentially eligible to become Consumer Sector representative CAAB members who are intentionally involved in the decision-making process for CCHHS 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.


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 CCHHS 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 four 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

Notice of Public Meeting

Due to COVID,  FY23 CAAB meetings are currently being held virtually over Zoom from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. on the following dates. Please see agenda for Zoom link.

  • Monday, January 30, 2023
  • Monday, February 27, 2023
  • Monday, March 27, 2023
  • Monday, May 22, 2023

More Information

For more information, contact Michele Axlund (928) 679-7282.

Protected Board Documents (This content is password protected for CAAB access.)