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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Community Development Advisory Committee advises on matters concerning the Community Development Block Grant program, including fair housing and housing affordability issues affecting low/moderate income people, and allows for effective involvement of participating cities and towns throughout all stages of the Block Grant program.

MISSION: The Community Development Advisory Committee was created by the Board of Supervisors to act in an advisory capacity on matters concerning the Maricopa County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, including fair housing and housing affordability issues affecting low/moderate income people. It is a standing committee for the duration of the Maricopa County CDBG program. It functions in such a manner as to allow continuity of effective involvement of participating cities and towns and the citizens organizations throughout all stages of the Block Grant program.

 

       
CURRENT MEMBERS:      
 
Jacki Taylor
District 1
 
 
Vacant
District 1
 
Snezana "Sandi" Mikalacki
District 2
 
 
Dan Wollam
District 2
 
Horst Kraus
District 3
 
 
Neil Rifenbark
District 3
 
Edward Kientz
District 4
 
 
Vacant
District 4
 
Corina Madruga
District 5
 
 
Barbara Farrell
District 5
 
Roy Delgado
Council Member,
El Mirage
 
 
Jack Palladino
Council Member,
Alternate,
El Mirage
 
Sharolyn Hohman
Goodyear
 
 
Wally Campbell
Council Member,
Alternate,
Goodyear
 
Adolfo F. Gamez
Mayor,
Tolleson
 
 
Albert P. Mendoza
Council Member,
Alternate,
Tolleson
 
 
Eric Orsborn
Council Member,
Buckeye
 
 
Michelle Hess
Council Member,
Alternate,
Buckeye
 
Fernando Fernandez
Council Member,
Gila Bend
 
 
Tommy Lee Sikes
Council Member,
Alternate,
Gila Bend
 
Andrew Sanchez
Guadalupe
 
 
Joe Sanchez
Alternate,
Guadalupe
 
Vacant
Queen Creek
 
 
Vacant
Alternate,
Queen Creek
 
Everett Sickles
Council Member,
Wickenburg
 
 
Royce Kardinal
Vice Mayor, Alternate,
Wickenburg
 
Dorena Mello
Council Member, Youngtown
 
 
Margaret Chittenden
Council Member,
Alternate,
Youngtown
 
     


MEETINGS
: ARTICLE III – MEETINGS: 1. Regular meetings are held as scheduled on the second Wednesday of each month. 2. Special meetings of the Committee may be held at the request of the Chair or by consent of the majority. All members shall be notified at least 48 hours before the time set for a special meeting. 3. All meetings and hearings of the Committee shall be open to the public. Written minutes shall be kept of all public meetings and hearings and shall be of public record. 4. A quorum of the Maricopa County Boards and Commissions Committee shall consist of a simple majority of members who are in fact appointed to the Committee for any transaction of any business. 5. All votes taken by the Committee shall be by voice vote or by roll call. 6. All meetings shall be conducted according to Roberts Rule of Order as amended. In any case where there is conflict between these Bylaws and Roberts Rules of Order, these Bylaws shall control.

MEETING NOTICE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: Link to Disclosure Statement

LIAISON: Carl Morgan, Project Coordinator, Community Development, (602) 372-1529.

FORMATION AUTHORITY: The Committee was established by the Board of Supervisors on January 16, 1978. The committee has advisory authority only and is subject to its own bylaws and the Arizona Open Meeting Law. The Federal Regulations governing the Community Development Block Grant Program do not mandate advisory committees.

COMPOSITION: ARTICLE II – MEMBERSHIP: “1. With the approval of the Board of Supervisors, each Supervisor may appoint two members and one alternate from his/her district to serve on the CDAC.  Each district member appointed by the Supervisor must not be an elected official of any city/town participating in the grant programs. 2. The governing board of each city or town participating in the CDBG and/or HOME/ADDI Three-Year Cooperative Agreement may appoint one individual and one alternate to serve on the CDAC.  Each city/town member and alternate must be an elected member of the respective city/town council.  Elected city/town members must also be formally appointed to the CDAC by the Board of Supervisors. 3. CDAC appointments must be made as close to the beginning of each fiscal year as possible. CDAC appointments will be for one full fiscal year; from July 1 through June 30.  4. A member can be removed from the CDAC under the following circumstances:  The member is no longer eligible under the CDAC bylaws (for example, an elected representative no longer holds a city/town council position, or a district representative becomes a city/town council member of a participating community);  The member voluntarily steps down from the CDAC; The member is removed by the appointing body; The member is removed by the CDAC at the request of two thirds (2/3) of the seated members; The member is removed by the Board of Supervisors. ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS 1. A Chair and Vice-Chair may serve two consecutive terms in that position if duly re-elected by the CDAC. Note: See Bylaws for additional information. ARTICLE V – SUBCOMMITTEES 1. The Chair will, with the approval of a majority of the CDAC, appoint such subcommittees as may be deemed necessary or advisable. 2. Each subcommittee will appoint one member to serve as the subcommittee Chair. The Chair and/or Vice-Chair of the CDAC may serve as ex-officio members of all subcommittees. 3. Reports, recommendations and minutes of all meetings of each subcommittee shall be made in writing and the original copy thereof shall be filed and become a part of the records of the Committee.  ARTICLE VI – AMENDMENTS OF BYLAWS AND RULES OF PROCEDURE. The foregoing Bylaws and Rules of Procedures, or any part thereof, may be amended at any meeting of the Committee after not less than ten (10) days notice has been given to all members of the Committee. It shall require the concurring vote of not less than a quorum of the members to make any amendment in these Bylaws. ARTICLE VII – CONFLICT OF INTEREST: At all times, the CDAC members will comply with Arizona law (A.R.S. §38-503) and HUD regulations regarding conflict of interest. No member of CDAC may use his or her position on the Committee for a purpose that is, or gives the appearance of being, motivated by a desire for private gain for themselves or specific others, particularly those with whom they have family, business or other ties. In any instance where a conflict might arise because of the potential for financial gain, the member must disclose that financial benefit publicly and the CDAC will follow the federal regulations in securing a decision from HUD on the potential conflict. Any member who feels that personal reasons may unduly prejudice his/her decision shall disqualify himself/herself without reason or suggestions of his/her interest and take no part in discussion or voting on this matter.”

DUTIES AND POWERS: Bylaws: Article I – Duties and Responsibilities 1. The CDAC will provide feedback on the citizen participation plan, and assist in overseeing the implementation of the plan. 2. The CDAC will participate in evaluating CDBG and HOME/ADDI applications and related documents, and will advise the Board of Supervisors on actions that should be taken regarding these documents. 3. The CDAC will participate in the Urban County Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan development process. 4. The CDAC will advise the Board of Supervisors on policy decisions regarding program implementation. 5. The CDAC will participate in assessing all aspects of the County's CDBG and HOME/ADDI performance; including the performance of the County's subrecipients and contractors. Note: The Bylaws also prescribe the duties of the Officers, Subcommittees, and other information related to the Amendments to the Bylaws and Rules of Procedure, and Conflict of Interest.