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November 7, 2012

Community Action Partnership Elects Jenny Clark as Board Member


Community Action Partnership

DECATUR — In its recent Board of Directors meeting the 18-member Board of Directors chose Jenny Clark as a private sector representative to serve Cullman County. The Board consists of members from Lawrence, Morgan and Cullman Counties. Each county is represented by elected officials, private sector citizens and democratically elected citizens of targeted communities of need.

Jenny Clark is the Store Manager of the Cullman downtown Wells Fargo branch and is active in the community in several areas.

Board Chair Carolyn Orr, representing the Executive Committee recommended Ms. Clark to serve as one of two Cullman County Private Sector representatives. The Board voted unanimously to seat Ms. Clark to the Board effectively immediately. Other members from Cullman County are Mike Bates (American Red Cross), Pat Gilbert (Baileyton) and Lorri Lee (Hanceville area). Two Cullman County positions (Appointee of Commission and Mayor’s Association representative) are open and should be filled soon.

The Partnership, whose mission is to reduce or eliminate the causes and consequences of poverty was founded in 1965 and primarily serves Cullman, Morgan and Lawrence Counties, although results are now delivered in 15 north Alabama counties. Through a comprehensive, results-driven model, the Partnership leverages federal, state and local funds to manage programs that assist families in becoming economically independent.

The Partnership provides results through emergency energy assistance, energy conservation measures, Head Start and Early Head Start, Foster Grandparent/Senior Companions, Meals on Wheels, Homeownership Preparation, Housing Development, Home Weatherization, Disaster Case Management, and several other direct service interventions. The Partnership is a NeighborWorks America affiliate and the largest non-profit owner of affordable housing in Alabama.

For more information, contact Michael Tubbs at 256-260-3127 or at mtubbs@capna.org or visit our website at www.capna.org.