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NEK-CAP seeking low-income nominee

The Oskaloosa Independent of Oskaloosa, Kansas

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The Northeast Kansas Community Action Program is requesting nominations for one low-income representative to be elected to serve on the agency's tripartite multi-county board of directors as a representative of the Southern Region, which consists of Atchison, Leavenworth, Jefferson, Jackson, Pottawatomie, Riley, Osborn, and Mitchell counties.

The representative will be elected for a three-year term beginning in January 2016.

Multi-county board members also represent the private and public sectors. The governance purposes of the board are to provide strategic direction, policy and fiscal oversight of organizational operations and service delivery.

A nominee must be at least 18 years of age, reside in the Southern Region, meet the low-income guideline of 125 percent of poverty or below, or represent an organization with a primary interest in serving low-income populations and be nominated by a low-income individual.

Nominations will be accepted until 4 p.m. Sept. 14. Nominations can be filed at the NEK-CAP Inc. administration office located at 1260 220th Street, Hiawatha, or mailed to that address.

For additional information regarding the nomination process, contact Heather Williams at 785-742-2222 (extension 157).

After nominations close, the Nominations Committee will meet to officially review the nominations for the Southern Region and place on the ballot the names of those qualified to run. The date, time and polling place for the election will be announced in the near future. Only individuals falling below the current low-income guidelines will be eligible to vote.

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Original Publication Date: August 27, 2015

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