Representing the Low-Income Sector
The Economic Opportunity Board of Clark County (EOB) is seeking applications from individuals representing the interests of the low-income to join its Board of Directors. The board members provide governance of EOB. We strive for a diverse Board of Directors, which includes board members that are from three (3) key sectors that represent the fabric of our community at large: public elected officials, private business and industry professionals, and representatives of the low-income sector.
The vacancy that we need to fill on our Board of Directors is within the low-income sector. Board members representing the low-income sector must meet the board member qualifications and expectations, in addition to meeting the requirements according to Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) low-income guidelines or representing a low-income organization, neighborhood or community group. The ideal board candidate should have prior nonprofit board member of Community Action Agency (CAA) experience, but all are encouraged to apply.
While it should be noted that serving as an EOB Board member is a great responsibility that requires significant time and effort, it is also a wonderful opportunity for one person to truly make a direct positive impact on our community. We hope that you will consider applying for EOB board membership.
Due to the pandemic, we will continue to accept applications until we receive a sufficient number of application submissions. You can visit our website at www.eobcapsnv.org to access an application. For questions please contact the Board Relations Office by email at email@example.com (Please title the Email “Board of Directors Recruitment”), or by phone at (702) 445-7105 extension 202 (Ask for the Board Relations Liaison).
Please be advised due to the rapid response regarding COVID-19, the Economic Opportunity Board would like our community to know we are doing everything we can to keep services available to individuals and families in need.
Our offices are currently closed to clients until further notice. However, we are still accepting applications online, via email and fax and they will be reviewed based on the receiving order. Staff will have access to the offices to ensure no citizen with an emergent need goes unserved.
If you need immediate assistance, call us at (725)724-2207 or (725)724-2223. You can also visit our website www.eobcapsnv.org for information about our agency and to access our application for services.
We are committed to continue meeting the needs of the community during this time. Stay safe!
The Economic Opportunity Board (EOB) of Clark County was the regional legal body responsible for receiving and administering funds allocated under the Economic Opportunity Act, a part of the Johnson Administration War on Poverty Program. EOB was incorporated in the State of Nevada in September 1964 and opened its first office on April 5, 1965, with a staff of 4 persons and a program development grant of $25,000. The Agency’s purpose was the same then as it is now, to fight the problems of poverty. The Economic Opportunity Board (EOB) of Clark County is one of 12 Community Action Agencies in the state of Nevada, and a member of 1,000+ agencies in the national Community Action Network.
WHAT IS A COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY?
Community Action Agencies are private or public nonprofit organizations that were created by the federal government in 1964 to combat poverty in geographically designated areas. Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other. Status as a Community Action Agency is the result of an explicit designation by local or state government.
OUR MISSION / VISION
In partnership with community stakeholders, the Economic Opportunity Board of Clark County is committed to introducing and implementing programs, resources and advocacy which lead to self-sufficiency and economic empowerment for low-income individuals and families.