York committee seeks citizen help in allocating local funds

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Civic and Cultural Grants Advisory Committee Chairman Walter Akers (pictured in white) gives a presentation last year to the York County Board of Supervisors on the funding for civic and cultural organizations (Marie Albiges/WYDaily)
Civic and Cultural Grants Advisory Committee Chairman Walter Akers (pictured in white) gave a presentation last year to the York County Board of Supervisors on the funding for civic and cultural organizations. (Marie Albiges/WYDaily)

The York County Board of Supervisors is seeking citizens interested in serving on the county’s Civic and Cultural Grants Advisory Board.

The committee, which was founded in 2014, serves as an advising body to the Board of Supervisors on matters related to the allocation of grants to civic and cultural organizations.

Last year the committee recommended the distribution of $30,000 worth of grants to over a dozen organizations, including Lackey Free Clinic, York County Meals on Wheels and Colonial Court Appointed Special Advocates.

The committee is made up of five volunteer citizens – one member from each of the county’s voting districts — who receive and read each funding request from community organizations. They are responsible for recommending full, partial or no funding for each request to the Board of Supervisors, which will make the final decision.

The term for all five current members ends this September. The new committee will meet during the months of January, February and March to discuss allocations for the upcoming year.

York County citizens interested in applying for appointment to the committee may obtain an application at the County Administrator’s Office at 224 Ballard Street in Yorktown, or online here.

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