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C.A.R.E. Advisory Board

THIS COMMISSION IS NO LONGER ACTIVE

Advises the City Council in matters pertaining to the C.A.R.E. program, makes recommendations to staff regarding operation of the C.A.R.E. program, and promotes the C.A.R.E. program to current and prospective employers in Columbia and Boone County. The City Council makes three appointments to the eight member board. All members must be interested in promoting the C.A.R.E. program. In addition, one of City appointees must be an employer who has previously employed C.A.R.E. trainees. The length of terms for members appointed by the City Council is three years, with openings occurring in March.

Members & Terms:

  • Vacant - Term Ending March 1, 2014
  • Paul Prevo - Term Ending March 1, 2014
  • Vacant - Term Ending March 1, 2013
  • Stephany Williams - (Appointed by C.A.R.E. Director)
  • Connie Barringhaus - (Appointed by Chamber of Commerce)
  • Nathan Stephens - (Appointed by the University of Missouri)
  • Frank Gardner - (Appointed by the Columbia Public School District)
  • Becky Mart - (Appointed by the Columbia Housing Authority Board)

Establishing Legislation:

Sec. 2-374. Established.

The Career Awareness and Related Experience (C.A.R.E.) Advisory Board is hereby established.
(Ord. No. 11995, § 2, 9-6-88)

Sec. 2-374.1. Duties and objectives.
The C.A.R.E. Advisory Board shall have the following duties and objectives:
            (1)        To advise the city council in matters pertaining to the C.A.R.E. program.
            (2)        To make recommendations to the staff regarding the operation of the C.A.R.E. program.
            (3)        To promote the C.A.R.E. program to current and prospective employers in Columbia and Boone County.
(Ord. No. 11995, § 2, 9-6-88)

Sec. 2-374.2. Membership; appointment terms.
            (a)        The board shall be composed of eight (8) members as follows: one member shall be a present or former participant in the C.A.R.E. program appointed by the C.A.R.E. program director; one member shall be a representative of Columbia Public Schools appointed by the superintendent of Columbia Public Schools; one member shall be a representative of the Chamber of Commerce appointed by the board of directors of the Chamber; one member shall be a representative of the University of Missouri-Columbia appointed by the chancellor of the University of Missouri-Columbia; one member shall be a representative of the Housing Authority of the City of Columbia appointed by the board of commissioners of the Housing Authority; the remaining three (3) members shall be appointed by the city council. One of the members appointed by the city council shall be an employer who has previously employed C.A.R.E. trainees.
            (b)        The members appointed by an appointing authority other than the city council shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority for an indefinite term. The members appointed by the city council shall be appointed at the first council meeting in October. After the initial members' terms, the terms of office of members appointed by the city council shall be three (3) years. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be for the unexpired terms only. All members shall serve without compensation.
(Ord. No. 11995, § 2, 9-6-88; Ord. No. 13619 § 1, 3-15-93)

Sec. 2-374.3. Meetings; quorum; attendance.
The board shall meet at the call of the chair as necessary to perform its duties. Four (4) members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The chair of the board is authorized to excuse any member from attendance at a board meeting; provided, that the member requested to be excused before the meeting. Any member who is absent, without being excused, from twenty-five (25) per cent of the regular board meetings held in a calendar year shall automatically forfeit the office. Any member who is absent, without being excused, from three (3) consecutive regular meetings shall automatically forfeit the office. It shall be the duty of the chair to promptly notify the council of the vacancy.
(Ord. No. 11995, § 2, 9-6-88; Ord. No. 17658, § 1, 4-21-03)

Sec. 2-374.4. - Election of officers.
The board shall elect from its members a chair, vice-chair and a secretary. The chair shall preside at all meetings, and in the absence of the chair or the chair's inability to preside, the vice-chair shall preside. The secretary shall keep a permanent record of the proceedings of the board.  
(Ord. No. 11995, § 2, 9-6-88; Ord. No. 17658, § 1, 4-21-03)