Equal Opportunity Council seeks low-income board candidates


The Economic Opportunity Council (EOC) is a private nonprofit agency, which provides a range of services to low-income San Franciscans. As the Community Action Agency (CAA) for the City and County of San Francisco, EOC’s mission has always been “To address the problem of poverty in San Francisco.” The role of our board members is vital to the success of the agency. Board members are charged with the responsibility of policy development, oversight of the programs both in the areas of monitoring and evaluation; fund development and, board level oversight of the agency’s administration. Board members do not participate in the day-to-day operation of the program.

As the CAA, EOC conforms to federal legislation, which calls for a tripartite board of directors. All CAA’s must have representatives of low-income sectors along with elected public officials and representative of the private sector on the board of directors. Every 2 years our agency seeks qualified applicants to represent the low-income sector. While individuals can self-nominate, we are also seeking candidates that are presented by agencies, groups, churches, and other bodies representing the low-income population.

The minimum qualifications for all candidates includes: 1) must be 18 years of age or older when applying or nominated; 2) must be a resident of the City and County of San Francisco; and 3) must have resided in San Francisco for the previous 60 days. If you or your group would like to nominate a candidate, you can submit a written nomination for consideration of membership on the EOC Board of Directors to Ms. LaVonne Wilson, Liaison for Board of Directors at our central office located at 1426 Fillmore St., Suite 301, San Francisco, CA 94115.

For more information or the form to self-nominate, please contact Ms. LaVonne Wilson, at (415) 749-5600.

Any nominations for low-income representatives on the EOC board of directors must be received in our offices by the close of business, 5:00 p.m., December 13, 2013.