NECAC seeks Lewis County Board Members

April 12, 2024

The North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is seeking two board members from Lewis County.

Nominations are being accepted through May 16 for a civic interest representative and a low-income representative.

The people chosen will serve the remaining year of four-year terms. Candidates must live in Lewis County. Those seeking the civic interest representative position must be nominated by a local business, labor, fraternal, social, educational or religious organization.  Candidates for low-income representative must be nominated by a low-income resident or an organization that serves the disadvantaged in the county. Candidates need not be low-income themselves.

The NECAC Board meets the fourth Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, October and November at the agency’s headquarters in Bowling Green. A complimentary meal is provided with a roundtrip travel reimbursement of 67 cents per mile. The election is scheduled for May 28, with installation and term of office beginning on July 23.

Nominations must be made on forms available at the NECAC Lewis County Service Center, 408 S. Fourth, in Canton. A biographical questionnaire provided by NECAC must be completed or a personal resume will be required from all candidates.

NECAC administers more than 60 programs through contracts and grants with federal, state and local governments, private businesses and other not-for profit organizations to administer self-sufficiency programs for the low-income, elderly, youth, disabled and disadvantaged. The agency has an annual budget of more than $29 million, with 100 full-time and more than 80 part-time employees.

More information and assistance are available by calling NECAC Lewis County Service Coordinator Gena Scott at 573-288-3969 during office hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays.