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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:
Representatives of the public sector serve four-year terms.
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: 11/12/2020

Member Name Member Type Term Expires
Melissa Mitchell Byrd Public Sector Representative - Orange County School Board 12/31/2024
Council Member Lee Chotas Public Sector Representative - Municipality 12/31/2022
Com. Maribel Gomez Cordero Public Sector Representative - County Commissioner 12/31/2024
Councilman Tarus C. Mack Public Sector Representative - Municipality 12/31/2021
Commissioner Susanne W. Nielsen Public Sector Representative - Municipality 12/31/2021
Com. Mayra Uribe Public Sector Representative - County Commissioner 12/31/2023
Com. Nicole H. Wilson Public Sector Representative - County Commissioner 12/31/2022

Public Sector Representative - State or Federal
   (1 position)


February 10, 2021

January 13, 2021

December 9, 2020

November 11, 2020

October 30, 2020

October 28, 2020

October 28, 2020

October 14, 2020

September 9, 2020

July 20, 2020

July 15, 2020

July 9, 2020

June 10, 2020

May 13, 2020

April 22, 2020

April 22, 2020

March 11, 2020

February 28, 2020

February 26, 2020

February 26, 2020


*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.