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Community Action Board

Board Type: Exempt
Enabling Legislation:
A resolution was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on May 8, 1973, in accordance with a requirement set forth by the U.S. Department of Community Services Administration. Bylaws were adopted by the Board of County Commissioners at its meeting of January 29, 1980. Revised bylaws were adopted July 25, 1995. Revised bylaws increasing public sector membership to eight were adopted on March 6, 2001. Resolution No. 2007-M-19 was adopted by the Board on June 5, 2007 and clarified the membership categories.
Membership:
The membership of the Community Action Board shall number not less than 24 representatives. The total membership shall always be divisible by three, composed of three component sectors below: A) Not fewer than 1/3 of the members shall be representatives of the economically disadvantaged community elected or selected by the client community. B) Private sector representatives are chosen from any agency or organization concerned with businesses/business organizations, labor organizations, major employers, religious organizations, private social service and charitable agencies, private community-based and professional organizations, minority organizations. C) Public sector representatives are elected officials in Orange County. They are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. These persons may designate alternates to serve in their absence. If eight elected public officials cannot be secured, then appointed public officials may be selected. Wherever possible, the three sectors above may be evenly divided. However, subsequent to the community representative membership of not less than 1/3, the remainder may be divided as deemed necessary by the Community Action Board between the public and private sectors subject to approval by the Board of County Commissioners.
Member Types:
  • 3 Public Sector Representative - County Commissioner
  • 3 Public Sector Representative - Municipality
  • 1 Public Sector Representative - Orange County School Board
  • 1 Public Sector Representative - State or Federal
Term Length: 4 Years
Term Of Office:
The representatives of the private sector serve three-year terms. Representatives of the public sector serve at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners. Representatives of the poor are elected or selected for terms of three years in accordance with the procedures set forth in the bylaws.
Powers and Duties:
1. The Community Action Board is responsible for development, review, supervision, evaluation, and recommendations for final approval of all fiscal and program policies, plans, priorities, proposals, budgets, and any other activities to be conducted by Orange County Community Action. 2. Deliberation upon and submission of its written recommendations to the designating officials on all matters concerning the local Community Action Program. 3. Overseeing the extent and quality of the participation of the poor in the programs of the Community Action Division.
Meetings:
Second Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m., Board of County Commissioners Chambers, First Floor, County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Avenue, Orlando, FL

Learn more about Orange County public meetings at County Calendar.

Contact Person:
Lavon Williams
Manager
Community Action Division
(407) 836-5614
Notes:
The Community Services Committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in Conference Rooms A-B-C, Second Floor, Mable Butler Building, 2100 E. Michigan Street, Orlando, FL.

Last Revised: 3/18/2019

Member Name Member Type Term Expires
Rep. Bruce H. Antone Public Sector Representative - State or Federal 12/31/2020
Melissa Mitchell Byrd Public Sector Representative - Orange County School Board 12/31/2020
Com. Maribel Gomez Cordero Public Sector Representative - County Commissioner 12/31/2020
Councilman Tarus C. Mack Public Sector Representative - Municipality 12/31/2021
Com. Victoria P. Siplin Public Sector Representative - County Commissioner 12/31/2022
Com. Mayra Uribe Public Sector Representative - County Commissioner 12/31/2019

Public Sector Representative - Municipality
   (2 positions)


September 27, 2019

September 25, 2019

September 25, 2019

September 11, 2019

June 12, 2019

May 24, 2019

May 22, 2019

May 22, 2019

May 8, 2019

April 26, 2019

April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019

April 10, 2019

March 29, 2019

March 27, 2019

March 27, 2019

March 13, 2019

February 27, 2019

February 13, 2019

January 23, 2019

January 9, 2019

December 12, 2018

November 14, 2018

October 24, 2018

October 10, 2018

September 26, 2018


*This document is a draft and is provided as a courtesy. This document is not to be considered as the final minutes. All information contained herein is subject to change upon further review and approval by the appropriate agency/board/committee.