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April 1, 2014



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

SEK-CAP has one vacancy on their nine-member board, and seeks qualified low-income individuals or designated individuals representing a low-income group or constituency. It is essential that the persons submitted for consideration will represent the views and interest of low-income citizens 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;
  • Be a low-income person (at or below 185% of the federal poverty level) or a person who is regularly employed or volunteering in service to low-income people; and
  • Reside within SEK-CAP’s twelve county service area.

Interested parties may submit a name for consideration by printing and filling out the “SEK-CAP Board of Directors Nomination Form” found at, 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, PO Box 128, Girard, Kansas, 66743, and postmarked before April 15, 2014.

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

Questions about this governance opportunity and the election process may be directed to Steve Lohr, Executive Director, 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.

Board Member Job description


SEK-CAP's Community Action Partnership programs are funded through a variety of sources including state and federal contracts, grants and local support. Ninety-four percent of total revenues are applied to direct program services.

With federal funding becoming harder to obtain, we continue to look at other sources for increased support. We are asking that you make a commitment to support the mission of community action so we may continue our commitment to serving communities and residents in South East Kansas.

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If you’d like to designate your donation towards a specific county in our service area, or a particular program of SEK-CAP’s, please email our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Thank you for

your generous support!