Board of Directors
SMCAA is very fortunate to have dedicated individuals from all walks of life serving on our Board of Directors. They include elected officials, business and professional representatives, and consumer representatives. Together, they are a cross-section of the communities we serve and we are grateful for the time and talent they dedicate to improving their communities and the lives of people across Southwest Michigan.
SMCAA is a better, more efficient, and more effective agency because of their service.
The SMCAA Board of Directors is a tripartite board consisting of equal parts of local private sector, public sector, and low-income community representatives. SMCAA operates with a 9 member board:
Public sector members, one from each of our service counties
Private sector members, one from each of our service counties
People who represent low-income community consumers
Don Meeks, Berrien County
VACANT POSITION, Cass County
Gail Patterson-Gladney (Secretary), Van Buren County
Juliet Johnson, Berrien County
Minnie Warren (Chair), Cass County
Kathy Lyons (Treasurer), Van Buren County
Corey Christopher (Vice-Chair), Berrien County
Michael Franks, Cass County
David Fernandez, Van Buren County
Board Meeting Calendar for FY2020-21
Review the calendar below for dates, locations, and times for board meetings. Contact us if you have any questions. The board meets monthly on the third Wednesday, rotating locations throughout our tri-county service area. Board meetings start at 6:00pm, unless otherwise stated.
October 21, 2020: Due to COVID-19, meeting via Microsoft Teams
November 2020: NO MEETING due to Annual Stuff-A-Truck
December 16, 2020: Due to COVID-19, meeting via Microsoft Teams
January 20, 2021: Due to COVID-19, meeting via Microsoft Teams
February 17, 2021: Meeting Location TBD
March 17, 2021: Meeting Location TBD The public may access Microsoft Teams
April 21, 2021: Meeting Location TBD by checking the SMCAA Facebook event
May 19, 2021: Meeting Location TBD for the respective meeting's access code.
June 16, 2021: Meeting Location TBD
July 21, 2021: Meeting Location TBD
August 18, 2021: Meeting Location TBD
September 15, 2021: Meeting Location TBD