Community Action Board
Community Action Board (CAB) meetings are open to the public and are held nine months out of the year on the fourth Wednesday unless otherwise noted at:
Eastern County Government Center
415 W Michigan Avenue
Suite 2200 (2nd floor)
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
The Community Action Board (CAB) serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Commissioners and the Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED), which is the Community Action Agency for Washtenaw County, on matters pertaining to the causes and consequences of poverty. In addition, CAB acts as an advocate for low-income citizens in promoting institutional and community changes which remove barriers to self-sufficiency.
All CAB members fully participate in the development, planning, and implementation of programs that serve low-income communities. The CAB shall consist of 15 members, with 5 members from the consumer (low-income) sector, 5 members from the private sector, and 5 members from the public sector. The low-income or consumer sector representatives are individuals who are from the low-income community or neighborhoods that are served by the CAA.
The private sector may include representatives of nonprofit organizations, business and industry, agriculture, labor, religious, law enforcement, education or other major groups and interests in the community served. Members from the public sector include elected or appointed officials or their designated representatives. Board members are appointed for three-year terms. The two Commissioner Representative positions shall be appointed annually.
Community Action Board Bylaws are found here.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes
General Meeting Schedule
|January 25, 2023||Virtual meeting via Zoom - Link here|
|February 22, 2023||Canceled due to inclement weather|
|March 2023||No meeting scheduled|
|April 26, 2023||Hybrid: |
|May 24, 2023||Hybrid: |
|June 28, 2023||Hybrid: |
|July 2023||No meeting scheduled|
|August 23, 2023||Hybrid: |
|September 23, 2023||Hybrid: |
|October 25, 2023||Hybrid: |
|November 21, 2023||Hybrid: |
|December 2023||No meeting scheduled|
|Jason Towler||Private||April 6, 2022 - December 31, 2024|
|Rhonda Weathers, Vice-Chair||Private||January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2023|
|Elizabeth Janovic||Private||January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2024|
|Alyshia Dyer||Private||January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2024|
|Danyelle Reynolds, Chair||Private||January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2024|
|Juanita House||Community Representative||January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2023|
|Mary Phillips Smith||Community Representative||January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2023|
|Beth Dulka||Community Representative||April 6, 2022 - December 31, 2024|
|Yvonne Cudney||Community Representative||April 5, 2023 - December 31, 2025|
|Cherisa Allen||Community Representative||April 5, 2023 - December 31, 2025|
|Cathryn Howard||Public||January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2024|
|Annie Sommerville||Public||January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023|
|Caroline Sanders||Public||January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023|
|M. Jeanice Townsend||Public||April 5, 2023 - December 31, 2023|
|Nicole Brown||Public||April 5, 2023 - December 31, 2023|
Find more information about the Community Action Board members.