206 N Main Street Galax, Va 24333
(276) 236-7134
Our agency is seeking nominations for the purpose of selecting a “low-income” representative from Grayson County to serve on the Rooftop of Virginia Board of Directors. The candidate does not have to have a lower income but must represent a group or organization that serve those with lower incomes. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please call Vicki Myers @ 276-236-7131 ext. 222. Deadline for nominations is June 29. Voting will be held at the Grayson County Department of Social Services Board Room on July 1. Write-in nominations will be accepted on the day of the voting.
All meetings are held in the Celene Shumate Executive Conference Room at 12:00.
  • June 28, 2021
  • August 30, 2021
  • October 25, 2021
  • December 20, 2021
  • February 28, 2022
  • April 25, 2022
  • June 27, 2022
Policy Council meets every THIRD Thursday of the Month at 11:00.
  • May 20, 2021       
  • June 17, 2021   
  • July 15, 2021   
  • August 19, 2021       
  • September 16, 2021         
  • October 21, 2021         
  • November 18, 2021     
  • December 16, 2021  
Board of Directors
Elected Officials:

Michelle Dalton, Beth White, Judy Bolt, Dr. Tom Litterell, Kenneth Belton, Jada Black

Community Representatives:

Renae Alderman, Delmer Fields, Tammy Quesenberry, Linda Dalton, David Hutchins, Kristin Shumate

Low-Income Representatives:

Kacey Dalton,Ted Merry,Dustene McKenna, Hilda Tucker, Pattie Fields, Martha Dozier

Special Board Requirements:

Sections 676B of the Community Services Block Grant Reauthorization Act of 1998 requires that, as a condition of designation, private nonprofit entities and public organizations administer their CSBG program through tripartite boards that “fully participate in the development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the program to serve low-income communities.”

Board Composition
•Low-Income Individuals and Families

For private nonprofit entities, a minimum of one-third of tripartite board membership must be democratically selected representatives of low-income individuals and families who reside in the geographic area being served by the agency.

For public organizations, such as city, county, or town governments, the law also requires that a minimum of one-third of tripartite board membership be comprised of representatives of low income individuals and families who reside in areas served. The statute allows public organizations to utilize State-specified mechanisms other than tripartite boards that “assure decision-making and participation by low-income individuals in the development, planning,
implementation, and evaluation of programs…”

OCS does not recommend including in this community representation category for either public or private agency boards individuals who provide services or supports to low-income residents but who are neither low-income or residents of the agency’s service area. Such individuals may qualify for board membership as representatives of another board category — “major groups or interests in the community.”

•Elected Officials or Their Representatives

One-third must be elected officials, holding office at their time of selection, or their representatives. If a sufficient number of elected officials or their representatives are not available to serve, appointive public officials or their representatives may take the place of
elected officials.

• Major Groups and Interests in the Community Served

The remaining board members must be chosen from “business, industry, labor, religious, law enforcement, education, or other major groups and interests in the community served.”