CAP Advisory Council

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Board Elections: Places 6 & 10

A Call out to Community Action Stars!

The City of Fort Worth’s Community Action Partners (CAP) is looking for community leaders to become a vital part of our organization's mission to create positive change in Tarrant County! We're on the lookout for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our CAP Advisory Council.
The City of Fort Worth’s Community Action Partners (CAP) is looking for community leaders to become a vital part of our organization's mission to create positive change in Tarrant County! We're on the lookout for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our CAP Advisory Council.

Why join the CAP Advisory Council?

As a board member, you'll have the chance to directly influence and shape the future initiatives that will impact the lives of our community. The City of Fort Worth administers the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds for Tarrant County’s low-income individuals and households.
Agencies administering these funds are required to establish an Advisory Council to assist the agency in identifying the needs and priorities of low-income residents of Tarrant County who are eligible to receive assistance. Your unique perspectives and ideas will play a crucial role in guiding our organization towards making a lasting difference.

Who are we looking for?

If you're someone who is passionate about community development, eager to share your insights, and ready to contribute your skills to a cause that matters, we want YOU! Whether you're a seasoned professional, or a community advocate, your voice is essential.
An election will soon be held for Vacant Positions for the Community Action Partners Advisory Council representing low-income residents from the following zip codes:

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Place 6

East and Far Southeast Areas of Tarrant County - including Arlington and Grand Prairie: (Stop Six, Poly, Kennedale & Mansfield areas)
Candidates must live in the following zip codes: 75050, 75051, 75052, 76001-2, 76010-18, 76060, 76063, 76006, 76012, 76103, 76105, 76112, 76119, 76120 & 76155

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Place 10

North and Riverside (Fort Worth) Areas of Tarrant County
Candidates must live in the following zip codes: 75261, 76021, 76022, 76034, 76039, 76040, 76051, 76053, 76092, 76102, 76106, 76111, 76117, 76118, 76164, 76180, & 76262

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Qualifications
Candidates must be over eighteen (18) years of age, reside in the service area and have obtained the required number of signatures supporting their candidacy for the Community Action Partners Council. These elected members serve a 3-year term but no more than 6 consecutive years. The petition requires the signatures of twenty-five (25) residents who will nominate you as a candidate. The petition may be scanned and emailed to residents.

How to apply for Places 6 & 10 CAP Advisory Council

Ready to take the leap and be a force for good? Applications and additional information can be obtained by calling Mayra Trevino at (817) 392-5786 or by email at mayra.trevino@fortworthtexas.gov.
Submit your application and petition by Friday, March 8, 2024. The election will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Advisory Council

 

Description

The Community Action Partners shall advise and assist City Council in setting priorities and involving low-income citizens in the decision-making processes for program projects initiated with funding from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).

 

Meetings

Please refer to the City's calendar for upcoming meetings at https://www.fortworthtexas.gov/calendar

 

Vacancies

0 Current Vacancies
6 Terms Expired

Council Background


Size
15 Members
Term Length
5 Years
Term Limit
10 Years

Appointed through the recommendation of the Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, approved by the City Council.

Five members shall be public officials or their representatives. Five members shall be elected representatives of low-income neighborhoods. Five members shall be representatives of community groups and interests.

The Places shall be as follows:

  • 1-3 City Council/City of Fort Worth City Council Appointment;
  • 4-5 County Commissioner's Court/Tarrant County Commissioner's Court Appointment;
  • 6-10 Neighborhood Representatives representing low-Income families, elected by community;
  • 11-15 Community Group Representatives, groups selected by members of Places 1-10


Authority for Creation and Operation

Authorized by Ordinance No. 8300 adopted on March 24, 1981, Ordinance No. 15842 changed the name; Ordinance 17422-03-2007 amended 8300, (The CAPC is exempt by Ordinance No. 9272 from the provisions of Ordinance No. 8758 regarding 9-member boards and length of terms of service.)

 
Term Length
Terms of public officials shall be at pleasure of appointing public body. Members of Places 6-15 shall not serve more than 5 consecutive years of ten years total.

Public Information Search
https://www.fortworthtexas.gov/departments/citysecretary/records

Enacting Legislation:
Ordinance No. 8300 & 15842

Liaison Name
Victor Turner

Liaison Email
Victor.Turner@fortworthtexas.gov

Agendas

Current Roster

 

Roxanne Martinez
Representative
Jesse Taylor
Representative
Jerome Johnson
Representative
Kelly Rodriguez
Member
Leon Polk
Member
Nakia Cole, Chair
Neighborhood Represenative
LaGina Kissnentaner - SS & Worth Heights
Neighborhood Representative
Carol Brown - Como & Mid-South
Neighborhood Represenative
Jonathan Pride
Neighborhood Representative
Heather Buen - Near North & Riverside
United Riverside NA
Abel Gonzalez, Second Vice Chair
N.I.C.A.
Mervil Johnson, Vice Chair
Workforce Solutions for TC  Member
Brenda Harrist
Alternate
Lisa Martin
Resource Connection of TC Member
David Johnson
United Way Tarrant County Member
Jennifer Leney
6Stones Mission Network Member


Advisory Board Member details