County seeking applications for Community Services Action Board

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By John Fout
Special to the Express

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors is seeking applications for seven openings on its Community Services Action Board (CSAB). The CSAB is an advisory body to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors with the mission of combating poverty by promoting the health, safety, stability and self-sufficiency of low-income persons residing in Yolo County.

The Board currently has seven vacancies to be filled, including five representatives of the low-income population (may be low-income persons or persons working for an organization serving the low-income population), one representative of District 3 (to be appointed by Supervisor Gary Sandy) and one representative of District 4 (to be appointed by Supervisor Jim Provenza).

The primary functions of the CASB are:
Evaluate local progress towards combating poverty in Yolo County;
Conducting a biannual community needs assessment to identify critical gaps in Yolo County’s social service system;
Overseeing the provision of services using Community Services Block Grant funds by reviewing project proposals and making recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on expenditures;
Monitoring the performance of Community Services Block Grant funded programs by examining outcome reports and conducting annual site visits; and
Serving as advocates for Yolo County residents living in poverty.

The CSAB meets on the second Tuesday of every other month, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. via Zoom. The Board of Supervisor’s District Map is available by clicking https://bit.ly/33HwhXc. For more information on the CASB, email Anisa Vallejo at Anisa.Vallejo@yolocounty.org.

Yolo County residents interested in serving may complete the online application by visiting http://bosmembership.yolocounty.org/ Additionally, applicants can complete a printed application, available at https://bit.ly/3AahzE6, and return it to Yolo County Board of Supervisors, 625 Court Street, Room 204, Woodland, CA 95695. There is no deadline to apply.

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