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Michigan Economic and Social Opportunity Act

Act 230 of 1981 as amended by Public Act 123 of 2003 creates a bureau of community services and a commission on economic and social opportunity within a state department (Department of Human Services) to reduce the causes, conditions, and effects of poverty and promote social and economic opportunities that foster self-sufficiency for low-income people; to provide for the designation of community action agencies; and to prescribe the powers and duties of the department, the bureau, the commission and the community action agencies.

Gov. Rick Snyder appoints commission members to serve as a statewide forum concerning state policies and programs to reduce poverty, and to address the needs and concerns of low income people in the state of Michigan. The Commission is supported by the Department of Human Services, Bureau of Community Action and Economic Opportunity.

Meeting Schedule 2014
Meetings are open to the public and scheduled as follows:

Thursday, February 6, 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
2121 Biddle Avenue

Wednesday, April 30 (Time - TBD)
235 S. Grand Ave.
Grand Tower Building, Conf. Room 1A
Lansing, Michigan 
Note: Meeting will be held in conjunction with the MCAAA Annual Dinner which will take place that evening. They will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary.

Thursday, August 21, 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Michigan Community Action Agency Association
2173 Commons Parkway
Okemos, Michigan

Thursday, November 13, 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
235 S. Grand Ave.

Grand Tower Building, Conf. Room 1A
Lansing, Michigan

Commission on Community Action & Economic Opportunity 

Anne Armstrong Cusak, Chair
Frances C. Amos
Dennis M. Echelbarger
Jill L. Edwards-Sutton
Sheu-Jane Gallagher
Gregg P. Iddings
Jessica M. Taylor
Kimberly J. Ruiz
Kimberly F. Small
Jacob Maas
Sonjalita Hulbert

Contact Us
Bureau of Community Action and Economic Opportunity Board of Commission

Department of Human Services
P.O Box 30037
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Telepone (517)241-4871
Fax (517) 335-5042

Act 230 of 1981 - Michigan Legislature Website 

Act 123 of 2003 - Michigan Legislature Website