Request For Nominations for Members of The Board of Directors

INYO MONO ADVOCATES FOR COMMUNITY ACTION, INC.

Announces a REQUEST FOR NOMINATIONS

for MEMBERS of THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

To Represent the Private Sectors

The Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action, Inc. (IMACA) Board of Directors is soliciting nominations from interested Inyo County residents to represent the following area on the IMACA Board of Directors.

PRIVATE REPRESENTATIVE Needed – 1 (Inyo County)

To represent the Private Sector qualified nominees will be considered that represent the interests of business, industry, labor, religious, welfare, education, private social services, or other community interests. The nominee must work or live in the designated county.

For more information, or a candidate interest packet, please contact Stephanie Nelligan at (760) 873-8557 or hr@imaca.net or stop by the IMACA office, 137 E. South Street, Bishop CA93514.

IMACA Board Of Directors Regular Meeting Scheduled

May 24, 2016

Public Service Announcement

May 24, 2016

For Immediate Release

Contact: Stephanie Nelligan
IMACA Human Resources/ Clerk of the Board
(760) 873-8557 Ext.111 or hr@imaca.net

The Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action, Inc. (IMACA) Board of Directors’ regular meeting has been scheduled for Thursday May 26th, 2016 at the Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action Main Office, upstairs meeting room, located at 137 E. South Street, Bishop, CA.  The meeting begins at 2:00 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and is handicap accessible by request, with reasonable accommodations made with a 48 hour notice.  All community members are encouraged to attend.  Public participants wishing to speak on matters before the Board of Directors should complete a Request to Speak form located at the entrance of the meeting room.

For more information, please call (760) 873-8557 or send email to hr@imaca.net or stop by the IMACA office, 137 E. South Street, Bishop CA93514 or the IMACA website, www.imaca.net .

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IMACA Board of Directors Meeting Agenda for May 26, 2016

Board of Directors

Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action

137 E. South Street

Bishop, CA93514

AGENDA

May 26, 2016 2:00 PM  

(This meeting will be electronically recorded)

Public participants wishing to speak on matters before the Board of Directors should complete a “Request to Speak” form located at the entrance of the meeting room. Please limit presentation to five minutes.

Public Notices (1) In Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in the

meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (760) 873-8557 ext. 111. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will

enable IMACA to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting (See 42 USCS 12123, 28CFR 35.130)

           I. CALL TO ORDER –

          II. Public Comment –

         III. Approval of Minutes from Prior Meeting(s)

            A. Regular Board Meeting held March 24, 2016 – Enclosed

         IV. Consent Agenda

         All matters on the consent agenda are to be approved on one motion unless a board member

         requests separate action on a specific item which will then be added to Department Action

        V. Board of Directors’ Reports

          1. Executive Committee

          2. Housing

          3. Planning Committe

          4. Ad Hoc

VI. Departmental Action Requests (Presented by appropriate staff person)  

  1.  Financial Reports – Enclosed                                      Board approves each meeting; per board request
  2.  2016 & 2017 Head Start State PreSchool Parent Hand Book
  3.  Head Start 2016 Supplemental Application for 1.8% COLA Increase
  4.  New Mammoth Preschool
  5.  WX Development                          

VII.  Informational Program Reports (Items not considered above)

  1.   Executive Director Report – Enclosed
  2.   Housing & Planning Report – Enclosed
  3.   Head Start/State Preschool Director Report – Enclosed
  4.   HEAP-Home Energy Assistance Program/Weatherization Report – Enclosed in Director Report
  5.   Parent Policy Council – Enclosed
  6.   Community Connection for Children Report – Enclosed

 VIII.  Executive Session –

  1. Personnel (Code 54957)
  2. Personnel (Code 54957)

  X. Correspondence – Information              

  Adjourn

(Next regularly scheduled Board Meeting is Thursday, July 28, 2016 at New Location:

Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action’s Main Office, 137 East South Street, Bishop, Ca. 93514

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Board of Directors Special Meeting 6-23-16

Public Service Announcement

The Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action, Inc. (IMACA) Board of Directors’ Special meeting has been scheduled for Thursday June 23, 2016 at the Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action Main Office, upstairs meeting room, located at 137 E. South Street, Bishop, CA.  The meeting begins at 2:00 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and is handicap accessible by request, with reasonable accommodations made with a 48 hour notice.  All community members are encouraged to attend.  Public participants wishing to speak on matters before the Board of Directors should complete a Request to Speak form located at the entrance of the meeting room.

For more information, please call (760) 873-8557 or send email to hr@imaca.net or stop by the IMACA office, 137 E. South Street, Bishop CA93514 or the IMACA website, www.imaca.net .

Board of Directors

Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action

137 E. South Street

Bishop, CA93514

AGENDA

June 23, 2016 2:00 PM  

(This meeting will be electronically recorded)

Public participants wishing to speak on matters before the Board of Directors should complete a “Request to Speak” form located at the entrance of the meeting room. Please limit presentation to five minutes.

Public Notices (1) In Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in the meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (760) 873-8557 ext. 111. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable IMACA to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting (See 42 USCS 12123, 28CFR 35.130)

CALL TO ORDER –

Public Comment –

III. Departmental Action Requests (Presented by appropriate staff person)  

  1. Resolution #16-02: 2016 Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Authorizing Resolution for Rapid Rehousing Project.A proposal to submit an ESG Application to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) requesting up to    $98,724 for a 22-month contract period. The grant, if approved, would assist homeless individuals and families in Inyo, Mono and Alpine Counties with immediate housing placement and include deposit and rent payments to landlords, move-in costs and other eligible assistance. Also included is a request to fund homelessness prevention activities, indirect and staffing costs, and database management for the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). This application has been recommended by the Eastern Sierra Continuum of Care (CoC) for consideration by HCD for a noncompetitive Rapid Rehousing allocation.                                                        
  1. Resolution #16-03: 2016 Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Authorizing Resolution for Emergency Shelter Project. This is a request to submit an ESG Application to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for up to $150,000 in funding over a two-year contract period. The grant, if approved, would assist homeless individuals and families in Inyo, Mono and Alpine Counties with emergency shelter (hotel/motel vouchers) and other eligible services. Also included is a request to fund street outreach and homelessness prevention activities, indirect and staffing costs, and database management for the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). This application has been recommended by the Eastern Sierra Continuum of Care (CoC) for consideration by HCD in the 2016 ESG Central and Imperial Valley regional competition.         

IV.Executive Session –

X.Correspondence – Information

Adjourn

(Next regularly scheduled Board Meeting is Thursday, July 28, 2016 at New Location:

 Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action’s Main Office, 137 East South Street, Bishop, Ca. 93514

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IMACA Regular Board Meeting Scheduled

Public Service Announcement

For Immediate Release

Contact:          Stephanie Nelligan

IMACA Human Resources/ Clerk of the Board

(760) 873-8557 Ext.111 or hr@imaca.net

The Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action, Inc. (IMACA) Board of Directors’ regular meeting has been scheduled for Thursday July 28th, 2016 at the Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action Main Office, upstairs meeting room, located at 137 E. South Street, Bishop, CA.  The meeting begins at 2:00 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and is handicap accessible by request, with reasonable accommodations made with a 48 hour notice.  All community members are encouraged to attend.  Public participants wishing to speak on matters before the Board of Directors should complete a Request to Speak form located at the entrance of the meeting room.

For more information, please call (760) 873-8557 or send email to hr@imaca.net or stop by the IMACA office, 137 E. South Street, Bishop CA93514 or the IMACA website, www.imaca.net .

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IMACA Celebrates its 35th Anniversary

Help IMACA celebrate its 35th anniversary by helping to plan for the future   

Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action (IMACA) was incorporated in June 1980 as a 501 (c) (3) limited purpose agency and in 1981 was officially designated by Congress as the Community Action Agency to serve Inyo and Mono Counties. IMACA’s first tasks were to create a resource directory of available services and conduct a community needs assessment. Primary needs were for affordable housing and services to children, both areas in which IMACA has created resources through developing and managing affordable housing projects and providing Head Start/State preschools.

You can help IMACA plan for the future by participating in a Community needs assessment which will guide Strategic Planning and service plans for future years. Find the survey at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CG7NBG3  or visit an IMACA office.

People submitting surveys by October 18, 2016 will be entered in a drawing for several $25 gift certificates.

In the last year, IMACA served 1,241 Inyo and Mono County families-2,816 people in total, employed 45 local residents, transacted business with dozens of local vendors and businesses, and maintained partnerships with over 40 local, State and Federal agencies and organizations to coordinate and improve services to local residents

Current services available through IMACA.

Homelessness Services – Recently organized the local, Federally-recognized Continuum of Care for Homeless and provides Rapid Re-housing, Prevention andEmergency Services.  In last 12 months IMACA helped provide housing for 40 homeless individuals or families and rendered homelessness prevention services to 75 other people through the Emergency Solutions Grant Program and Community Services Block Grant, including provision of rapid re-housing assistance to eight homeless veterans and homelessness prevention services to three at-risk veterans. Recently received grant from Sierra Health Foundation to assist at-risk women with children in Mono County.

Low-income Energy Assistance and Home Weatherization programs; In 2015-16 provided energy assistance to 326 families in Inyo County and 193 in Mono County including wood, pellets, propane and electricity – assuring homes and over 860 people will have heat and utilities. IMACA will begin providing home Weatherization services in the next 2 months.

Child Care Council, Childcare Alternate payment program, Childcare Resource and Referral programs in Mono County. Mammoth-based IMACA staff operate programs which: provide childcare support and information to scores of families and providers; provide recognition and support to family and institutional childcare providers, provide direct assistance to 45 low-income working families in need of assistance to obtain childcare.
The Mono County Child Care Council assesses, promotes, plans and provides funding to organizationsimprove County-wide access to high quality child care.

Affordable Housing Management – Provide affordable Senior Housing (Bishop 19-units), family housing (Mammoth Lakes 25-units); and are currently working with the City of Bishop and Visionary Home Builders to develop an affordable, 70 Unit project in Bishop.

Food distribution and food security programs – In the last year, 1,685 people received over 260,000 pounds of food through weekly pantries in Bishop, Lone Pine and Mammoth Lakes and monthly distributions throughout Inyo Mono in 13 communities from Topaz to Tecopa Hot Springs. IMACA receives major food assistance from the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and USDA and essential financial support from the Berger North Foundation, the Donald M. Slager Sunset Foundation, and the Margaret Pillsbury Foundation. IMACA  will coordinate with the local Salvation Army on upcoming Holiday programs.

Head Start and State Preschools –  IMACA operates five,  center-based Head Start/State  preschools in Lone Pine, Bishop (2), Mammoth Lakes, Lee Vining and a State Preschool only center in Coleville, CA.  In the last year, 174 children participated in the preschools, and over 500 other family members benefited from parent education and counseling, health and dental screenings and more.

IMACA is primarily funded by Federal and State grant programs through HHS-ACF Head Start and HUD; the California Departments of: Community Services and Development; Education; Housing and Community Development; and Social Services. But we need additional assistance and greatly appreciate individuals who provide support through private, tax-deductible donations of funds, goods and services and the Foundations listed above. IMACA also receives significant funding or support from the Inyo County Superintendent of Schools, Mono County Office of Education, County of Mono, Town of Mammoth Lakes, City of Bishop, local media, local businesses, churches, service clubs, employee groups and thousands of hours of volunteer time. Go to www.imaca.net for more information.

IMACA’s mission is “To empower low-income people, to advocate for their needs, and to find and maintain a healthy lifestyle by breaking the cycle of poverty.”

Main Admin Office; 137 East South Street, Bishop, CA; 760-873-8557; Head Start Office, 180 East Clarke Street, Bishop, CA, 760-873-3001; Mammoth Lakes Office, 625 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 760-934-3343. <www.imaca.net>

 

IMACA Board of Directors next Regular Board Meeting Schedule

Board of Directors

Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action

137 E. South Street

Bishop, CA93514

AGENDA

November 2, 2016 3:00 PM  

(This meeting will be electronically recorded)

Public participants wishing to speak on matters before the Board of Directors should complete a “Request to Speak” form located at the entrance of the meeting room. Please limit presentation to five minutes.

Public Notices (1) In Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in the

meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (760) 873-8557 ext. 111. Notification 24 hours prior to the meeting will

enable IMACA to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting (See 42 USCS 12123, 28CFR 35.130)

           I. CALL TO ORDER

         II. Public Comment –

       III. Election of IMACA Board of Director’s Applicants

REQUESTED BOARD ACTION:  Request that Board: 1.) review applications and the current Board of Director’s Roster. 2.) Approve appointment of Valarie Goodwin as Inyo County low income Rep and Lt. Sherry Hooper as Private Rep to IMACA Board of Directors. 3.) Discuss Mono County applicants and make appointment based on criteria presented below and best interests of the Agency. 4.) Consider requesting that So Inyo elected official(s) – Southern Inyo Hospital Board, Inyo BOS, Lone Pine or Independence School Districts, or others – make an appointment to the IMACA BOD.

IV. Request Board Approve Minutes from Prior Meeting(s)

A. Regular Board Meeting held September 22, 2016 – Enclosed

V. Consent Agenda

All matters on the consent agenda are to be approved on one motion unless a board member requests separate action on a specific item which will then be added to Department ActionRequests               

  1. Request Board to approve 2017 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule
  2. Request Board to approve IMACA 2017 Organizational Structure Chart
  3. Amend language in IMACA Personnel Policy and Procedures Manual, Section 1. 122 – Notice and Application

VI. Board of Directors’ Reports

  1.   Executive Committee
  2.   Housing
  3.   Planning Committee
  4.   Ad Hoc

1) Nominating Committee – officer elections: The board made nominations for the 2017 IMACA officers

  1. Chair –
  2. Carolyn Balliet – current incumbent will maintain seat
  3. Vice Chair –
  4. Beth Himelhoch – current incumbent will maintain seat
  5. Secretary/Treasurer –
  6. Jeff Griffiths – current incumbent will maintain seat

 VII.  Departmental Action Requests (Presented by appropriate staff person)  

  1. Request BOD Review and Approve Financial Reports 1, 2, & 3 – Enclosed
  2. Draft Audit Report FY Ending June 30, 2016
  3. Form 990 Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax.
  4. Income Statement and Balance Sheets for IMACA, Glass Mt. Apartments and Valley Apartments as of

September 30, 2016

  1.   Request to close the Mammoth CCC office from 12-22-16 to 1-3-17
  2.   Amend language in IMACA Personnel Policy and Procedures Manual, Section 1.122 – Notice and Application

  VIII.  Informational Program Reports (Items not considered above)

  1.    Executive Director Report – Enclosed
  2.    Housing & Planning Report – Enclosed
  3.    Head Start/State Preschool Director Report – Enclosed
  4.    HEAP-Home Energy Assistance Program/Weatherization Report – Enclosed
  5.    Parent Policy Council – Enclosed
  6.    Community Connection for Children Report – Enclosed                                                                                                                            

*Request Board pass single motion acknowledging it received and reviewed the information in these Program Reports                                                                                                                                                   

 IX. Executive Session –

  1.    Personnel (Code 54957)  Controller Position

  X.  Correspondence – Information

Adjourn

(Next regularly scheduled Board Meeting is Thursday, January 26 2016 at 2pm:

 Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action’s Main Office, 137 East South Street, Bishop, Ca. 93514

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Public Service Annoucement

October 31, 2016

Public Service Announcement

October 31, 2016

For Immediate Release

Contact:           Stephanie Nelligan

IMACA Human Resources/ Clerk of the Board

(760) 873-8557 Ext.111 or hr@imaca.net

The Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action, Inc. (IMACA) Board of Directors’ regular meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday November 2nd, 2016  at the Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action Main Office, upstairs meeting room, located at 137 E. South Street, Bishop, CA.

Please note that there is a meeting time change from 2pm to 3 pm.

The meeting begins at 3:00 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and is handicap accessible by request, with reasonable accommodations made with a 48 hour notice.  All community members are encouraged to attend.  Public participants wishing to speak on matters before the Board of Directors should complete a Request to Speak form located at the entrance of the meeting room.

For more information, please call (760) 873-8557 or send email to hr@imaca.net or stop by the IMACA office, 137 E. South Street, Bishop CA93514 or the IMACA website, www.imaca.net .

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IMACA Regular Board of Directors Meeting March 23, 2017 @ 2:00pm

The Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action, Inc. (IMACA) Board of Directors’ regular meeting has been scheduled for Thursday March 23, 2017 at the Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action Main Office, upstairs meeting room, located at 137 E. South Street, Bishop, CA.  The meeting begins at 2:00 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and is handicap accessible by request, with reasonable accommodations made with a 48 hour notice.  All community members are encouraged to attend.  Public participants wishing to speak on matters before the Board of Directors should complete a Request to Speak form located at the entrance of the meeting room.

For more information, please call (760) 873-8557 or send email to snelligan@imaca.net or stop by the IMACA office, 137 E. South Street, Bishop CA93514 or the IMACA website, www.imaca.net .

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IMACA Regular Board of Directors Meeting Agenda for March 23, 2017

Board of Director

Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Actio

137 E. South Street

Bishop, CA93514

AGENDA

March 23, 2017 2:00 PM  

(This meeting will be electronically recorded)

Public participants wishing to speak on matters before the Board of Directors should complete a “Request to Speak” form located at the entrance of the meeting room. Please limit presentation to five minutes. Public Notices (1) In Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in the meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (760) 873-8557 ext. 111. Notification 24 hours prior to the meeting will enable IMACA to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting (See 42 USCS 12123, 28CFR 35.130)

  1. I.  CALL TO ORDER – 
  2. II.  Public Comment – 
  3. III. Election of IMACA Board of Director’s Applicants

Requested Board Action:  Request that Board:

1.) Review application and the current Board of Director’s Roster.

2.) Approve appointment of Olivia Wilson as Inyo County Private Representative

IV. Request Board Approve Minutes from Prior Meeting(s)

Regular Board Meeting held January 26, 2017 – Enclosed

Special Executive Board of Directors Meeting held February 17, 2017 – Enclosed

V. Consent Agenda

All matters on the consent agenda are to be approved on one motion unless a board             member requests separate action on a specific item which will then be added to                     Department Action Requests                                                        

A. Future Business: Executive Director Charles Broten Annual Evaluation due 4/28/17 –               Evaluation Packet Forms will be handed out at meeting.

VI. Board of Directors’ Reports

  1. Executive Committee
  2. Housing
  3. Planning Committee – Meeting held February 24, 2017 Minutes to be handed out at meeting
  4. Ad Hoc

VII. Departmental Action Requests (Presented by appropriate staff person)

A. Request BOD Review and Approve Financial Reports – Enclosed

B. Request Board to review and approve IMACA Annual Reports 2016 including:

1.) Annual Report Summary

2.) Annual National Performance Indicators, NPI 801 Report Sections 1 through 6

3.) CSD 295 Client Characteristics – IMACA

4.) CSD 295 Client Characteristics – Alpine

5.) CSD 090 Program Highlights

C. Request Board review impact of FY 2017-18 Adminstration Budget Blue print on IMACA

D. Request that Board declare two vehicles as surplus property and authorize the disposition of said property by most appropriate means.

E. Request Board to approve the Head Start Bi-Laws with no changes

F. Request Board to approve the 2015-2016 Head Start Annual Report

G. Solicitation of Proposals to perform Single Audit services for IMACA commencing with FY         2016- 2017, July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.                                                                                   

VIII. Informational Program Reports (Items not considered above)

A. Executive Director Report – Enclosed

B. Housing & Planning Report –To be handed out at meeting

C. Head Start/State Preschool Director Report – Enclosed

D. HEAP-Home Energy Assistance Program/Weatherization Report – Enclosed

E. Parent Policy Council – Enclosed

F. Community Connection for Children Report – Enclosed                                                              

*Request Board pass single motion acknowledging it received and reviewed the information in these Program Reports                                                                                                             Executive Session – Personnel (Code 54957)

Correspondence – Information

Adjourn

Next regularly scheduled Board of Directors Meeting is Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 2pm @

Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action’s Main Office, 137 East South Street, Bishop, Ca. 93514