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About our Board

At Community Action, we fight poverty. We use advocacy, resource coordination, and direct, supportive services to achieve our goals. Our work as a private, non-profit corporation is overseen by a 33-member, volunteer Governing Board of Directors. The members of the Board represent the communities we serve and are elected in 3 categories of concern: Private Sector, Public Sector, and Poverty Sector.


We are now accepting applications to represent the City of Topeka At Large, Shawnee County At Large, and, Rural Communities at Large on the Poverty Sector. A total of 5 seats are open for election. The elected individual will represent the low-income voice of the area for a 2-year term.

The right candidate must:

  • Be a resident of the area you wish to represent
  • Not be employed by local, State, or Federal government, or a public educational institution
  • Be informed about the concerns and opinions of low-income people in my area

If you are interested in serving on our Board, please click here to complete the Intent to Serve form. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, June 22, 2018.