Since 1968, local community action agencies have been required to have tripartite governing boards to gain and retain designation as eligible entities and to receive CSBG 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.
Mary Sramek Susanne Browne Janet Perez Alison King
Board Chair Vice Chair Treasurer Secretary
Public Sector Low Income Sector Private Sector Public Sector
Irantzu Pujadas Jeannine Pearce Emery Younes Janet McCarthy Christine MacDonald
Public Sector Public Sector Private Sector Private Sector Private Sector
Steve Colman Gregory Sanders Susana Sngiem Misi Tagaloa
Private Sector Low Income Sector Low Income Sector Low Income Sector
Low-Income Sector: For private nonprofit entities, a minimum of one-third of tripartite board membership must be democratically selected representatives of low-income individuals and families who reside in the geographic area being served by the agency. When vacancies occur in the Low-Income Sector, members of the community may apply to fill the vacancy by petition. A link to the Low-Income Sector Application Supplement is here.
Public Sector: One-third must be elected officials, holding office at their time of selection, or their representatives. If a sufficient number of elected officials or their representatives are not available to serve, appointive public officials or their representative may take the place of elected officials.
Private Sector: Board members must be chosen from business, industry, labor, regions, law enforcement, education, or other major groups and interests in the community served.