CAAS seeks board candidates for October elections


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 October.

“CAAS relies on local board members to ensure that our programs are really responsive to the daily needs of our most vulnerable neighbors,” said Executive Director David Gibbs. “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 Kristin Haas, President (339-236-0411 or or David Gibbs, Executive Director (617-623-7370 x102 or by September 25, 2018.

Board elections will take place between October 2 and October 12, at various locations throughout the City of Somerville (please contact Kristin or David for specific locations). 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 October 23, 2018.

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, or find us on Facebook.


Bob Lawson