Community Action Board

  “Hardworking people should be able to afford housing and still have enough money for food and basic necessities.”

Since 1968, local Community Action Agencies have been required to have tripartite governing boards to gain and retain designation as eligible entities to receive CSBG (Community Service Block Grant) funding.

Effective tripartite boards reflect and promote the unique anti-poverty leadership, action, and mobilization responsibilities assigned by law to Community Action Agencies.  Boards are responsible for assuring that agencies continue to assess and respond to the causes and conditions of poverty in their community, achieve anticipated family and community outcomes, and remain administratively and fiscally sound.

Tripartite Community Action Board composition:

  • At least one-third is represented by low-income individuals and families,
  • Up to one-third is represented by Elected Officials or their Representatives, and
  • The remaining board is comprised of major groups or interests in the community served.

Klamath & Lake Community Action Board Members

Silvia Pacheco, Board Chair
 Low-Income Representative

Jay Otero, Board Member
Community Sector

Dawn Neal-Ruiz, Board Vice-Chair
 Low-Income Representative

Pamela Redding, Interim Treasurer
 Low-Income Representative