NCO seeks involved community members to serve on Governing Board
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
- Are you an engaged member of the Lake or Mendocino County communities who is dedicated to making positive change for our at-risk populations?
- Are you interested in making policy decisions that effectively address the problems faced by low-income and disadvantaged people in our communities?
- Do you have 4-6 hours available each month to volunteer for one of the region’s biggest non-profit agencies?
If the answer to these questions is “yes,” serving as a member of the North Coast Opportunities Governing Board might be an excellent fit for your passion and skills!
NCO is the Community Action Agency that serves Lake and Mendocino Counties, as well as parts of Humboldt, Sonoma, Del Norte, and Solano Counties. NCO was established in 1968 as part of President Johnson's War on Poverty, with the mission of assisting low-income and disadvantaged people to become self-reliant. NCO operates over a dozen programs and projects:
- Clearlake Food Pantry
- Partnerships in Community Health
- Farm to School Lake County
- Redwood Caregiver Resource Center
- Grange School of Adaptive Agriculture
- Rural Communities Child Care
- Head Start Child Development Program
- The Gardens Project
- Healthy Mendocino
- The Volunteer Network
- Leadership Mendocino
- The Good Farm Fund
- MendoLake Food Hub
- The Oak Granary
- Nutrition Basics
- Walk & Bike Mendocino
NCO employs 200 people, has an annual budget of approximately $15 million, and has successfully managed major grants from federal, state, and foundation funders. NCO values diversity and everyone is welcome, no matter a person's ethnicity, religion, country of origin, language, abilities, sexual orientation, or gender.
About the NCO Governing Board
NCO is seeking new members for its 12-person volunteer Governing Board. The Governing Board represents a cross-section of the community, and membership is equally composed of representatives for low-income community members, locally elected officials, and the community at large. Meetings are held monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month, and alternate between Ukiah and Lakeport. Terms are two years, and there is no term limit.