The purpose of the Community Action Board, which is mandated by the federal government and the State of Michigan, is to
assist the Board of Commissioners with the implementation and coordination of a comprehensive community action program as
outlined in the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 and in accordance with Public Act 123 of 2003. The Community Action Board
shall recommend a statement of goals and an annual program plan and budget, which shall serve to direct resources on the
problems of poverty in Kalamazoo County to the Board of Commissioners for its approval. To this end, the Community Action
board oversees and reviews the operations of such programs serving the needs of the low-income population in Kalamazoo County.
Contact: Charlotte Smith, Community Action Agency Manager, (269) 373-5052 or email.