Board Of Directors
Community Action Agencies are designed to address low income needs unique to each local community. Unlike many federal programs that are designed with a broad lens to reach majorities, JCEO is able to address issues that are specific to Clinton and Franklin Counties.
To accomplish this, the JCEO Board of Directors consists of one third elected public officials (Public Sector), and one third officials from business, industry, labor, religious, law enforcement, education, or other major groups interested in the community (Private Sector). The remaining members are chosen as representatives of the economically disadvantaged in the area (Consumer Sector). These 24 members work together to identify and address poverty concerns here in the North Country.
The Board meets the third Tuesday of each month, with the exception of April, August and December. Board meetings take place at 12 noon in the upstairs conference room at JCEO’s main office in Plattsburgh.
Martha Bachman – Assistant Secretary
James King – Assistant Treasurer
Dave Gervais, Esq.
Karl Schenck – Treasurer
Rev. Rick Wilburn
Barbara Zelinski – Secretary
Maria Alexander – Vice President
Mark Kaiser, CPA – Audit Committee Chair
Steve Novacich – Officer-At-Large
Keith Wells – President