Governance

Our Board of Directors

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.

2023 Board of Directors
Meetings

View the Board of Directors meeting agenda in the event calendar details or by clicking agenda below.
Agenda Event Calendar

January 17 | Saline County
February 21 | Fillmore County
March 21 |  Seward County
April 18 | York County
May | No Meeting
June 20 | Saline County
July | No Meeting
August 15 | Fillmore County
September | No Meeting
October 17 | Seward County
November 14 | 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.

Board of Directors

Officers

Luis Sotelo

President

Julie Johnston-Hermann

Vice President

Mark Schoenrock

Secretary

Luellen Schauer

Treasurer

REGION I
Butler, Polk & York Counties

Public Sector Representatives

Tony Krafka, Butler County Supervisor
Mike Boss, Polk County Commissioner
Vacant, York County Commissioner, Alternate

Private Sector Representatives

Dave Dohmen, Cornerstone Bank
Nancy Lee, WACO
Patrick Carraher, Legal Aid of Nebraska, Alternate

Consumer Sector Representatives

Joyce Knudson
Luellen Schauer
Liesal Hoffman, Alternate

REGION II
Gage, Saline & Seward Counties

Public Sector Representatives

Phil Hardenburger, Saline County Commissioner
John Culver, Seward County Commissioner
Don Schuller, Gage County Supervisor, Alternate

Private Sector Representatives

Steve Van Hoosen, Exmark Manufacturing
Julie Johnston-Hermann, Concordia University
Luis Sotelo, Doane University, Alternate

Consumer Sector Representatives

Janet Whitehurst
Kimberly Green
Jennifer Banos, Alternate

REGION III
Fillmore, Jefferson & Thayer
Counties

Public Sector Representatives

Wade Sluka, Fillmore County Supervisor
Marlin Bauhard, Thayer County Commissioner
Mark Schoenrock, Jefferson County Commissioner, Alternate

Private Representatives

Michelle Steckly, Summit Food Service
Jeff Hammer, Bruning State Bank
Vacant, Alternate

Consumer Sector Representatives

James Edwards
Lisa Rung
Tami Throener, Alternate

EX OFFICIO

Shannon Dohmen, Homeless Representative
Mikala Chrastil, Head Start Parents’ Representative

CONSULTANTS

Michele Rayburn, Early Childhood Education Consultant

Contact us if you are interested in serving on our Board of Directors, or know of someone who may be interested in filling one of our vacancies.

The Community Action Promise

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Events

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Clinic – York

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Clinic – Hebron

Women Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic – Geneva

Immunization Clinics – Geneva

Women Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic – Crete

Immunization Clinics – Crete

Immunization Clinics – Fairbury

Proudly Serving 9 Counties in Nebraska.

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We Also Offer Select Services in 15 Additional Counties in Nebraska and Iowa.

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