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Organizational Structure

Organizational Structure

Governing Board

Board Committees:  Finance/Executive   Personnel/Human Human Rights   Planning & Evaluation  By-Laws/Nominating  Building & Site 

 Executive Director

Accounting                  Head Start                  Housing                  Energy                     Senior

Outreach                  Commodities                  Linkages Office                    Early Head Start

Policy Council                  Continuum of Care                  H/S Nutrition                  Policy Councils

Welcome to the Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency (GOCAA) Governing Board.  This local governing board is comprised of members from the consumer, private and public sectors.  There are 12 seats, 4 from each category.  Board members come from both Gogebic and Ontonagon counties and represent a wide variety of private businesses, public bodies and consumer-based organizations.  The GOCAA is a locally controlled, private non-profit agency in which representatives of the low income have full participation in policy making.  The GOCAA Board is legally responsible for all official actions on behalf of the agency.  All Board meetings are open to the public.  They are held on the first Wednesday of each month with the exception of the months of February and November.  Meetings begin immediately following the Finance Committee Meeting (2:15-2:30 P.M.) and are most often held at the main office in Bessemer.  Every third meeting is held either at the Intermediate School District Building in Bergland or the agency’s office in Ontonagon.  Officers of GOCAA include the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Secretary/Treasurer.  Standing Committees include:  Executive/Finance, Personnel/Human Rights, Planning & Evaluation, and the By-Laws/Nominating Committee.  Various Advisory Councils within programs provide guidance and advice to the Governing Board.  Generally speaking, GOCAA Board responsibilities are similar to those of any corporation’s Board:  namely, to determine the policies and the broad administrative framework within which the organization will operate.  The five basic Board functions include:  Resident Involvement in all Board Activities; Mobilizing Private Resources/Public Relations; Initiating New Programs; Program Coordination; and Planning & evaluation.  While the Executive Director and staff handle the day-to-day administration, the Governing Board has the ultimate responsibility for overall policy making and setting of program direction.  All Board members must be residents of either Gogebic or Ontonagon counties.  If you are interested in becoming a GOCAA Board member, please contact the agency’s Executive Director at (906) 667-0283, Extension #17.

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