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      NECAC seeks nominations for board members in Macon County

      The North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is looking for nominations for people to serve on their Board of Directors. They have two positions open in Macon County. The corporation helps low income, elderly, youth, disabled and disadvantaged populations by providing social, health, and housing services.

      The open board positions are the Civic Interest Representative and the Low Income Representative. The representatives will serve on the 36-member board until 2016. Both representatives must be residents of Macon County.

      The Civic Interest Representative must be a member of and nominated by a local business, civic, fraternal, social, educational, or religious organization.

      The Low Income Representative must be nominated by a low income resident of the Macon County or by a service group that serves the needs of low-income citizens. This representative also does not have to be low-income.

      Board members attend seven board meetings per year in Bowling Green, Mo. During the meetings, which are from 7 to 9 p.m, board members vouch for grants and programs they think the corporation should apply for in order to meet the needs of the clients in their community.

      "I hope that everyone will take an interest in their community and nominate someone so that can take an active part in deciding what programs we can have, what programs we can offer to our community members," said Terri Laughlin, the Macon County Coordinator.

      Nominations are being accepted from Aug. 6 through Sept. 7. The election will be held Sept. 25 by the NECAC Board of Directors, and the term of office will begin Nov. 27.

      Here is an application. The person nominated must also supply a resume.