Wood County, OH (July 11, 2014) – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) encourages older adults and community leaders to become candidates to serve on the WCCOA Governing Board for a two (2) year term beginning January 1, 2015.
Candidates must be Wood County residents and at least 60 years of age OR community leaders. This year there are ten (10) positions open, seven (7) elected in accordance of WCCOA Bylaws and three (3) selected by the WCCOA Executive Committee.
If you are interested, or know someone who might be, go to the website at
www.wccoa.net to download and complete a nomination form or contact the Wood County Senior Center at (419) 353-5661 or (800) 367-4935.
Forms are available at all WCCOA Senior Center locations and must be returned to the Nomination Committee Chair, WCCOA, 305 North Main Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402-2424 on or before August 15, 2014.
The WCCOA Governing Board sets policies and conducts the affairs of the WCCOA. Board members are expected to attend the monthly Board meeting and to serve on at least one committee. Other important Board responsibilities include:
- Support the WCCOA mission, strategic planning goals and program activities.
- Maintain fiduciary responsibility, including establishing a budget, assuring legal needs are met, and providing stability and viability of the WCCOA.
- Attend monthly Governing Board meetings held the second Wednesday of each month.
- Attend an orientation session for new Board members.
- Financially contribute to fund-raising campaigns and the Endowment Fund based on personal ability.
- Serve as an “ambassador” for WCCOA to the public at large, encourage understanding of agency programs and challenges, and stimulate participation of seniors 60 and older.
Elections will take place in November with installation in December and the first board meeting in January, 2015. If you have questions feel free to contact Cathy Zwyer, Nominating Committee Co-Chair, at WCCOA, 305 North Main Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402-2424.
The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., shall be to provide older adults with services and programs which empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives.
For information on programs and services, please contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935 or www.wccoa.net.