Notice of Public Election
Texoma Council of Governments will conduct a public election for a low-income representative from GRAYSON COUNTY to serve on the Community Services Advisory Council.
The public election will be held at Texoma Council of Governments, 1117 Gallagher Dr., Sherman, TX 75090 on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 12:00 Noon.
The primary function of the Community Services Advisory Council is to participate in the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of programs designed to serve low-income communities.
Eligible candidates must reside in GRAYSON COUNTY, and receive social services such as but not limited to: utility assistance, food stamps, food pantries, public housing or rent assistance OR work for a social service agency that serves low-income clientele.
An application and job description can be obtained by contacting Judy Fullylove, Energy Services Director at 903-813-3537 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be received by Friday, September 6, 2019.
Eligible candidates will be placed on a ballot and will be elected by a simple majority of those attending the election at the appointed time and location referenced above.
Interested parties are encouraged to attend and participate. Persons with disabilities who plan to attend the public election and who may need auxiliary aids or services are requested to contact Judy Fullylove, 903-813-3537 two (2) weekdays prior to the election to ensure appropriate arrangements are made.
Community Services Advisory Council Job Description
The primary function of the Community Services Advisory Council (CSAC) is to participate in the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of programs designed to serve low-income communities. This is a volunteer body.
Reasons for an Advisory Council
- All entities receiving Community Services Block Grant funding must have an Advisory Council or Governing Body.
- Provides a means for involving people from the poverty, public and private sectors who are willing to give critical assistance and feedback on programs that serve low-income communities.
- Provides a means for soliciting input for the Strategic Plan (5-years), Community Needs Assessment (3-years) and Community Action Plan (Annually).
- Attend and participate in Advisory Council or committee meetings, as assigned.
- Review agenda and supporting materials before all meetings.
- Share expertise from experiences or profession.
- Allow TCOG to publicize their name and participation on the Council, list name on letterhead and other communications
- Stay informed about the CSAC mission.
- Attend events such as the annual meeting and other special gatherings.
- Participate in the strategic planning, plans and goals for the Community Services Block Grant.
- Suggest possible volunteers who can make significant contributions to the CSAC.
- Follow Code of Conduct Policy and confidentiality policies.
- Refrain from making special requests of the staff.
- Public and Private Council members elected by CSAC members.
- Low-income Council members elected by peers at a publicly held meeting.
- Advisory council members will be elected for a two-year term. Members can serve two consecutive terms for a total of four (4) years.
- All council meetings are held in accordance to the Texas Opens Meetings Act and Roberts Rules of Order.
- Ex-Officio membership provision to assist with representation, education and communication.