Commission on Community Action and Economic Opportunity

The enabling act 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.

 

The Governor 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.

 

The commission consists of 12 members: 3 representing community action agencies, 3 representing elected public officials, 3 representing the private sector, and 3 representing low-income persons. Members of the commission serve 3-year terms.The appointments of this commission are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

Commission on Community Action and Economic Opportunity homepage and meeting information 

 

Statute

Public Act 230 of 1981, MCLA 400.1106 , Executive Order 2014-9

 

Contact Information:
 

Janice Harvey

Executive Assistant
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services: Bureau of Community Services
Phone: (517) 241-4040
Fax:  (517) 335-5042
Email: harveyj1@michigan.gov or mdhhs-bcaeo@michigan.gov  

 

Current Members:


Joelle-Jude Fontaine, Troy
Private Sector
Term
expires 6/21/2022
                                               
Miguel Limon Rodriguez Jr., Jackson
Community Action Agencies
Term
expires 6/21/2022

Mykale Garrett, Lathrup Village
Elected Public Officials
Term
expires 6/21/2022

Theresa May Thompson, Dafter
Low-Income Persons
Term
expires 6/21/2022
 
Carolyn Bloodworth, Jackson
Private Sector
Term
expires 6/21/23

Milinda Ysasi, Grand Rapids
Elected Public Officials
Term
expires 6/21/23

Jill Edwards-Sutton, Mt. Pleasant - Chair
Community Action Agencies
Term
expires 6/21/23

Tiffany Mayers, Flint
Low-income Persons
Term
expires 6/21/23
 
Ravi Yalamanchi, Rochester Hills
Private Sector
Term expires 6/21/24

Shamayim Harris, Highland Park
Low-income Persons
Term 
expires 6/21/24

Ashley Slack, Watervliet
Community Action Agencies
Term 
expires 6/21/24

Justin Hodge, Ypsilanti
Elected Public Officials
Term 
expires 6/21/24