Citizens' Advisory Board

About the Board


The Citizen’s Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to assist the County with implementation of Community Action and federally funded programs and activities through Community Development Block Grants, HOME, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). Board meetings are typically held on the first Wednesday of each month at Sound View (3602 Pacific Avenue).
Maximum membership of the Citizen’s Advisory Board is 15 members. One third of the membership is democratically selected to represent low and moderate-income residents of Pierce County. One third of the membership shall be elected public officials or their representatives. The remaining shall be officials or members of business, industry leaders, religions, law enforcement, education or other major community groups. Members serve no more than two three-year consecutive terms.
Responsibilities include:
  • Advocate for low-income and homeless persons and families
  • Help provide services to reduce the impact of poverty and homelessness
  • Assess and determine community needs, Community Action Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Evaluate funding applications
  • Make funding recommendations to the Community Connections’ Director and Pierce County Executive, for Community Development Block Grant, Public Facilities Projects, and Public Services Programs.
  • Orientation for new members is provided by Community Connections’ Staff.
2016-2017 Calendar

2017-2018 Calendar

2016 Funding Recommendations for CDBG Projects and Activities
2015 Funding Recommendations for CDBG Projects and Activities

Citizens' Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - August 9, 2017 

Advisory Board Application

Community Connections Program Staff (CDBG, HOME, ESG)


Tess Colby, Housing, Homeless & Community Development Manager
Stephanie Bray, Community Development Supervisor, sbray@co.pierce.wa.us or 253-798-6917
Cindy Gorgas, Community Action, Home & Family Services Manager, cgorgas@co.pierce.wa.us or 253-798-2714