The Citizens' 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).
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 Human Services’ Director and Pierce County Executive, for Community Development Block Grant, Public Facilities Projects, and Public Services Programs.
Orientation for new members is provided by Human Services’ Staff.
Maximum membership of the Citizens' 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.