Do you want to help set the direction for Somerville’s anti-poverty agency? The Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS) is seeking candidates for its Board elections, coming up in December.
“We’re at a critical time in the history of Somerville and CAAS. Without strong voices advocating for our low-income community, we may lose much of the diversity which makes Somerville such a great, strong place to live,” said Board member Justin Hildebrandt. “In order to be a board member you must be a Somerville resident with a commitment to the well-being of Somerville’s low-income persons and households.”
The CAAS Board is responsible for maintaining the mission, values, and financial integrity of the organization. The Board normally meets on the fourth Tuesday evening at 6:00 PM of each month (except for July and December). CAAS actively seeks to increase the racial, ethnic, linguistic, and cultural diversity of its Board. If you are interested in serving, please contact Dan Futrell, Board President (617-651-1070 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or David Gibbs, Executive Director (617-623-7370 x102 or email@example.com) by December 27, 2016.
Board elections will take place during the week of January 2, 2017, at various locations throughout the City of Somerville. All low-income residents of Somerville (up to 175% of the federal poverty level) are eligible to vote in these elections. Newly elected board members will be seated at the Annual Meeting to be held on January 24, 2017.
The mission of the Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS) is to reduce poverty among local families and individuals while working to counteract, and whenever possible eliminate, the societal conditions that cause and perpetuate poverty. For more information, see www.caasomerville.org, or find us on Facebook.