Girard – Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP), a 501(c) 3 not for profit agency, is seeking names for consideration as a candidate for election to the SEK-CAP Governing Board of Directors. As a Community Action Agency, SEK-CAP conforms to federal legislation requiring a tri-partite board of directors, with equal representation from the private sector, the low-income sector, and elected public officials.

SEK-CAP has one vacancy on the nine-member board and is seeking one qualified individual to represent the private sector. Names of interested candidates submitted for consideration will represent the views and interests of the general public of Southeast Kansas.
Furthermore, they must:
• Express interest in assisting disadvantaged citizens by taking a leadership role.
• Demonstrate a strong interest in community capacity building around the issues of poverty.
• Have a history of accomplishment in community services.
• Reside within SEK-CAP’s twelve-county service area, which includes the counties of Allen, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Crawford, Elk, Labette, Linn, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson.

Interested individuals may submit their name for consideration by printing and filling out the “SEK-CAP Board of Directors Nomination Form” found at,, under the “About Us-Board of Directors” section. Submissions must be transmitted electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to SEK-CAP, P.O. Box 128, Girard, Kansas, 66743, and postmarked before February 3, 2016.

The board position is non-salaried. The full board meets at minimum six times annually in Girard, on the third Thursday of alternating months, beginning in January, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Board members may be reimbursed for travel and other reasonable expenses incurred while attending meetings and transacting the business of SEK-CAP.

Question about this governance opportunity and the election process may be directed to Steven Lohr, Chief Executive Officer, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by calling 620-724-8204, extension 1015.

Alternately, contact the Governing Board Chairperson, Stephen Fincher, at                                        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Previously submitted nomination forms are maintained on a waiting list and considered by the Nominating Committee whenever there is a vacancy.

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