BCCAA hosts public hearing to fill vacancy

Blount County Community Action Agency (BCCAA) exists to provide services and develop resources to meet basic needs and improve lives of low income residents of Blount County. Since 1965, the agency has administered anti-poverty and human development programs of the federal, state, and local governments.

One unique aspect of BCCAA is the governing board of directors. This board is a tripartite board which contains 15 members and must have equal representation from three sectors:

Public Sector (5 members) - elected officials or their representatives

Low-Income Sector (5 members)- low-income individuals or their representatives

Private Sector (5 members) - private community organizations

Board members have the opportunity to help plan and evaluate the services that the agency develops to serve low-income residents in the community. In addition to other responsibilities, they also ensure that the community’s needs are being addressed through agency programs. Board meetings are held bi-monthly on the third Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

BCCAA currently has a board vacancy in the Low-Income Sector and will host a public hearing at the Blount County Public Library on Tuesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. Any low-income person or representative interested in serving on the board or electing a board member please attend.

Information will be available on services provided by Blount County Community Action Agency. For more information, contact BCCAA at 865-983-8411.

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