As a private nonprofit corporation, Blue Valley Community Action Partnership is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board meets eight times a year at different locations within the service area. The Board of Directors has a tripartite structure, which is a requirement for all Community Action Agencies nationwide. One third of the board represents the low-income community consumer sector), one-third represent local elected officials (public sector), and one third represent the general community (private sector).
Currently, BVCA Partnership receives funding through the federal Community Services Block Grant to serve nine Nebraska counties.
The nine counties have been divided into three regions. Regions are designated as follows:
(a) Region I includes Butler, Polk and York Counties
(b) Region II includes Gage, Saline, and Seward Counties
(c) Region III includes Fillmore, Jefferson, and Thayer Counties.
The Board of Directors consists of six Directors from each region designated and each region has three alternate Directors.
Petitions for Representation. A low-income individual, community organization, or religious organization, or representative of low-income individuals that considers its organization, or low-income individuals, to be inadequately represented on the Corporation’s Board of Directors may submit a petition for representation to the Board. The petition must be signed by at least twenty individuals, unless the President determines that it is appropriate to waive this requirement in a particular case. A written statement of the Board’s action on the petition shall be provided to the petitioning individual or group (and, if required by law, regulation or government funding source policy, a copy of the statement shall be sent to the appropriate government funding source(s)). Should it decide to provide representation to the petitioning organization or interest, the Board shall take any actions necessary to provide that representation while ensuring that the Board’s composition meets the requirements set forth in the Corporations’ bylaws.
January 19 Saline County
February 16 Fillmore County
March 16 Seward County
April 19 York County
May No Meeting
June 21 Saline County
July No Meeting
August 17 Fillmore County
September No Meeting
October 19 Seward County
November 16 Annual Meeting—York County
December No meeting
*View monthly agenda here or in the event calendar up to one month prior to the board meeting.
Women Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic – Crete
Immunization Clinics – Fairbury
Immunization Clinics – Crete
BVCA Board of Directors Meeting – June
Mike Boss, Polk County Commissioner
Kurt Bulgrin, York County Commissioner
Tony Krafka, Butler County Supervisor (Alt.)
Nancy Lee, WACO
Patrick Carraher, Legal Aid of Nebraska
Dave Dohmen, Cornerstone Bank (Alt.)
Joyce Knudson (Alt.)
John Culver, Seward County Commissioner
Don Schuller, Gage County Supervisor
Phil Hardenburger, Saline County Commissioner (Alt.)
Julie Johnston-Hermann, Concordia University
Luis Sotelo, Doane University
Steve Van Hoosen, Exmark Manufacturing (Alt.)
Jessica Acosta (Alt.)
Marlin Bauhard, Thayer County Commissioner
Mark Schoenrock, Jefferson County Commissioner
Wade Sluka, Fillmore County Supervisor (Alt)
Jeff Hammer, Bruning State Bank
Tony Likens, Jefferson County Farm Bureau
Michelle Steckly (Alt.)
Valenteana Chilsted (Alt.)
Wendy Elston, Licensed Attorney
Michele Rayburn, Early Childhood Education Consultant
Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
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