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About the Board

The Citizen’s Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to assist the County with implementation of Community Action and federally funded programs and activities through Community Development Block Grants, HOME, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). Board meetings are typically held on the first Wednesday of each month at Sound View (3602 Pacific Avenue).

Maximum membership of the Citizen’s Advisory Board is 15 members. One third of the membership is democratically selected to represent low and moderate-income residents of Pierce County. One third of the membership shall be elected public officials or their representatives. The remaining shall be officials or members of business, industry leaders, religions, law enforcement, education or other major community groups. Members serve no more than two three-year consecutive terms.

Responsibilities include:

  • Advocate for low-income and homeless persons and families
  • Help provide services to reduce the impact of poverty and homelessness
  • Assess and determine community needs, Community Action Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Evaluate funding applications
  • Make funding recommendations to the Community Connections’ Director, Pierce County Executive, and Pierce County Council for Community Development Block Grant, Public Facilities Projects, and Public Services Programs.
  • Orientation for new members is provided by Community Connections’ Staff.

2015 Funding Recommendations for CDBG Projects and Activities 

Citizens' Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - November 2, 2016

Advisory Board Application
 
Community Connections Program Staff (CDBG, HOME, ESG)
Tess Colby, Housing, Homeless & Community Development Manager
Stephanie Bray, Community Development Supervisor, or 253-798-6917  
Cindy Gorgas, Community Action, Home & Family Services Manager, or 253-798-2714