Get on Board!
Semcac is seeking members to join the Board of Directors, who are consumers (including Semcac clients) in the counties of Fillmore, Mower and Winona. Please contact Wayne Stenberg, Executive Director, at 507-864-8201, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information about this great opportunity.
Board Member Roles and Responsibilities
- Commitment to a 4 year term.
- Attend and participate in monthly board meetings. (Meetings are held in St. Charles, and you can be compensated for your mileage as well as child care expenses, if applicable.)
- Hire and monitor the Executive Director to ensure the agency is being managed properly.
- Mobilize resources.
- Uphold the agency mission and values.
- Learn about Semcac’s services and programs.
- Help develop policies.
- Get more involved by joining board committees; the committees meet on the same evenings as board meetings.
About the Board of Directors
As a private, non-profit agency, Semcac is governed by a Board of Directors. The board consists of county commissioners, consumers of our programs, and private representatives. Each sector brings the qualities, strengths and experiences that help to direct the agency. Being part of the board presents an opportunity to enhance leadership skills, diversify personal and professional networks, and contribute to empowering people in southeast Minnesota.
Semcac’s Board of Directors is passionate about our mission. The current board consists of committed individuals who enjoy participating in their communities and having an impact on Semcac’s direction. The goal is to continue to involve individuals who are sensitive to the needs of southeastern Minnesota’s rural communities.
The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that Semcac fulfills its mission and maintains its financial health. The board oversees the agency’s performance, establishes strategic goals, and leads the agency through key policy decisions.
Board meetings are held every second Monday of the month at the St. Charles Community Center located at 830 Whitewater Avenue. Meetings are typically held 6:30 p.m.– approximately 8:00 p.m. Committees usually meet prior to the regular, full board meeting. And, sometimes, a meal is provided due to the time it is scheduled.
Semcac – A Great Place to Serve
Semcac is the Community Action Agency serving the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Steele, and Winona. Some of our services are also available in Goodhue, Olmsted, Rice, Wabasha and Waseca counties. The Promise of Community Action: Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
Since 1966, Semcac has mobilized and targeted resources to change the lives of low-income and vulnerable individuals and families. Some of the programs include– Head Start, Energy Assistance, Weatherization, Housing Development and Rehab Loan Programs, Public Transit Bus Service (Rolling Hills Transit), Volunteer Driver Program, Semcac Clinic (family planning clinic located in Winona), Outreach and Emergency Services, 4 Food Shelves, Homeless Prevention & Assistance, Homeless Shelter (locate in Albert Lea), Senior Dining, Meals on Wheels and Senior & Caregiver Advocacy. Semcac has approximately 230 employees and more than 1,700 volunteers that help deliver these services, annually.
To learn more about Semcac, find our locations, or view our most recent IRS Form 990 and independent financial audit, visit www.semcac.org | Text Semcac to 22828 to receive Semcac’s e-news and bi-monthly e-newsletter.