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Board Meeting, Tues., July 26th

Updated: Jul 26, 2022

Galveston County Community Action Council, Inc. Amos Sowell Telephone (409) 765-7878 Board President Fax Number (409) 765-9951 4700 Broadway Suite C109

Sonia Boone P.O. Box 3206

Interim Executive Director Galveston, Texas 77552


TO: Board of Directors Members

FROM: Amos Sowell, Board President

DATE: July 22, 2022

RE: Board of Directors Regular Teleconference Meeting


In accordance with order of the Office of the Governor issued March 16, 2020, the Galveston County Community Action Council, Inc. Board of Directors will conduct its meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. by telephone and video conference in order to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face meetings to slow the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE GCCAC OFFICE DURING THE MEETING. The public will be permitted to offer public comments telephonically as provided below and as permitted by the Board President during the meeting. A recording of the telephonic meeting will be made, and will be available to the public in accordance with the Open Meetings Act upon written request.

Dr. Sonia Boone is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: GCCAC Regular Board Meeting Date/Time: July 26, 2022 1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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If you require accommodation to participate in this meeting, contact Rosalyn Preacher at

409-765-7878 or at least 48 hours prior to the meeting start time.

During the course of the meeting, the Board may consider agenda items in any order at any time in Executive Session for the purpose allowed under the Texas Open Meetings Act.

The agenda for this meeting and the subjects to be discussed or considered, upon which formal action may be taken, are as follows:

1. Call Meeting to Order

2. Roll Call / Establishment of Quorum

3. Invocation – Appointee


Community Action changes People’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other. As a Community Action, we will embody the very attitude of being a

servant to the people.

5. Declaration of Conflict of Interest

6. Comments from audience regarding agenda and/or non-agenda items (2-minute limit)

7. Removal of Ms. Theresa Holmes, Wharton County low Income Representative – 3 unexcused absences.

8. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes of June 28, 2022

9. Consider Reports

a. President’s Remarks/Signature Stamp

b. Interim Executive Director’s Report

10. Program Reports – Presentation, Discussion and Action

a. Crime Victims Services – Ms. Carol Freeman, CVS Advocate & Director

b. Finance Report – Ms. Kavitha Pai

c. COVID-19 – Mr. John Flowers, Director

11. Discussion and Possible Action Items

a. Approval of 2021 external audit and tax service engagement letter from Bankole,

Okoye & Associates

12. Executive Session: The GCCAC reserves the right to adjourn into Executive Session at any time during the course of this meeting to discuss any matters listed on the agenda, as authorized by the Texas Government Code, including, but not limited to, Sections 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney), 551.072 (Deliberations about Real Property), 551.073 (Deliberations about Gifts and Donations), 551.074 (Personnel Matters), and 551.076 (Deliberations about Security Devices) 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney) 551.074 (Personnel Matters)

a. Re-Employment of Former Employees (Benefits, Vacation Time, Sick Time, Work Anniversary)

b. Reduction in Force Due to Financial Exigency and Re-Hire/Re-Employment

c. Update Regarding Copiers (Atty. Christopher Quintero)

13. Reconvene to open session to consider action, if any, on Executive Session items

14. Next Regular Board Meeting date

15. Adjournment


On this 22nd day of July 2022 at 10:15 a.m. this notice was posted in the entrance to Galveston Community Center, 4700 Broadway, Galveston, Texas 77551 at a place convenient to the public and readily accessible to the general public at all times

Rosalyn Preacher

Administrative Assistant, GCCAC

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