|Candidates sought for County Committee on Aging's Governing Board|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Friday, 12 July 2013 08:43|
Wood County older adults and community leaders are encouraged to become a candidate to serve on the Wood County Committee on Aging Governing Board for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
Candidates must be Wood County residents and at least 60 years of age or community leaders. This year there are 10 positions open, eight elected in accordance with WCCOA by-laws and two selected by the WCCOA Executive Committee. Those who are interested, or know someone who might be, should go to the website at www.wccoa.net to download and complete a nomination form or contact the Wood County Senior Center at (419) 353-5661 or 1-800-367-4935. Forms are available at all seven WCCOA senior center locations in the county but must be returned to the Nomination Committee co-chairperson, WCCOA, 305 N. Main St., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402-2424 on or before Aug. 9.
The WCCOA Governing Board sets policies and conducts the affairs of the WCCOA. Board members are expected to attend the monthly board meeting and to serve on at least one committee. Other important board responsibilities include:
• Support the WCCOA mission, strategic planning goals and program activities.
• Maintain fiduciary responsibility, including establishing a budget, assuring legal needs are met, and providing stability and viability of the WCCOA.
• Attend monthly Governing Board meetings held the second Wednesday of each month.
• Attend an orientation session for new board members.
• Financially contribute to fund-raising campaigns and the Endowment Fund, based on personal ability.
• Serve as an "ambassador" for WCCOA to the public at large, encourage understanding of agency programs and challenges, and stimulate participation of seniors 60 and older.
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