North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) installs board officers and directors

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 9:30 am

The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) held its annual Installation of Officers and Directors Meeting on Nov. 27 at the agency’s Central Administration Offices in Bowling Green.

NECAC is a 12-county area not-for-profit social service, community health and public housing Community Action Agency.  NECAC contracts with federal, state and local governments, private businesses and other not-for profit organizations to operate and administer self-sufficiency service programs for the low-income, elderly, youth, disabled and disadvantaged population. The agency’s Central Administration Offices are located in Bowling Green, with NECAC Service Centers operated in each county.

NECAC administers more than 60 programs in partnership with more than 30 funding sources, and has an annual budget of more than $26 million. The agency has 110 full-time and more than 200 part-time employees, and operated service centers in each of the 12 counties served.

Charles McCann, of St. Joseph, former director of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) with the Missouri Department of Social Services and a Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP) with the National Community Action Partnership, performed the installation ceremony.

McCann installed the following six officers for 2012-2013: Board Chairman: Lyndon Bode, of Palmyra, Marion County; Vice-Chairman: Fred Vahle, of Warrenton, Warren County; Secretary: D. Randall Cone, of Louisiana, Pike County; Trustees: Mike Bridgins, of St. Peters, St. Charles County; Troy Dawkins, of Shelbina, Shelby County: and John Bracey, of Canton, Lewis County. NECAC President and Chief Executive Officer Don Patrick also took the oath of office. The seven make up the board’s Executive Committee.

Also sworn in were the following Directors:

LINCOLN COUNTY: Leroy Braungardt, of Moscow Mills, and Matt Bass and Fred Layton, both of Troy.

North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) President and Chief Executive Officer Don Patrick, left, and Board Chairman Lyndon Bode, second from left, recognized the service of NECAC Lincoln County Board Members Fred Layton and Matt Bass of Troy during the agency’s annual meeting and installation of board members and directors Nov. 27. Not pictured is NECAC Lincoln County Board Member Leroy Braungardt of Moscow Mills. The NECAC board is made up of three representatives from each of the 12 counties.

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