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

Kris Schoenow
Executive Director

Michigan Department of Human Services: Bureau of Community Action and Economic Opportunity

Phone: (517) 373-8896

Fax: (517) 335-5042

Email: schoenowk@michigan.gov or dhs-bcaeo@michigan.gov 

 

Members

Fran Amos, Waterford
Private Sector
Term ends 6/21/20

James Borchard, Frankenmuth
Elected Public Officials
Term ends 6/21/20

Jill Edwards-Sutton, Mt. Pleasant - Chair
Community Action Agencies
Term ends 6/21/20

LaTarro Traylor, Grand Rapids
Low-income Persons
Term ends 6/21/20

Luke Shaefer, Ann Arbor
Private Sector
Term ends 6/21/21

Jessica Taylor, Detroit
Low-income Persons
Term ends 6/21/21

Matthew Purcell, Burton
Community Action Agencies
Term ends 6/21/21

Bob Scolnik, Norton Shores
Elected Public Officials
Term ends 6/21/21

Ms. Joelle-Jude Fontaine, Troy
Private Sector
Term ends:  06/21/2022
                                               
Mr. Miguel Limon Rodriguez Jr., Jackson
Community Action Agencies
Term ends:  06/21/2022

Ms. Mykale Garrett, Lathrup Village
Elected Public Officials
Term ends:  06/21/2022

Ms. Theresa May Thompson, Dafter
Low-Income Persons
Term ends:   06/21/2022