Inform and educate Snohomish County Council of community focused strategies building on the resilience, experiences, strengths, and needs of individuals and communities struggling with poverty.
The purpose of the Advisory Council is to engage the Snohomish County community in assessing local needs and working to address the causes of poverty. A comprehensive approach to developing partnerships with other community organizations, advocating at the local, state and, federal level on poverty related issues and activities aimed at having, “a measurable and potentially major impact on the causes of poverty in the community.”
These efforts should serve as guidelines for the development of strategies, objectives, planning, and evaluation of performance to reduce or eliminate the causes of poverty and to meet the needs of individuals and families in Snohomish County.
The CSBG program must be administered through a community-selected tripartite board. This “tripartite” board governance is a feature unique to CAAs and is a critical element in differentiating CAAs from other community-based organizations. The tripartite board governance also helps to empower those who have direct experience of the barriers to economic security to participate directly in the development of effective alternatives.
The Advisory Council makes efforts to have each County Council legislative district represented through membership and shall consist of the following: