Sieda Community Action is seeking candidates to serve as low-income representatives for our board of directors. Sieda’s Board of Directors is the governing body of the nonprofit corporation and is responsible for establishing corporate policy, including matters related to the establishment of the agency goals and objectives, the agency’s program planning, the agency’s budget, and procedures and criteria applicable to its functions. The Board is comprised of 15 to 18 members drawn from seven counties in Sieda’s core service area (Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Mahaska, Van Buren, and Wapello Counties). Sieda seeks candidates for low-income representation from Appanoose and Mahaska Counties. While low-income status is preferred for candidates seeking these positions, it is not a requirement.

Interested parties must complete a board membership questionnaire. It is available online or you may pick up a copy at the Sieda Community Action Resource Center in Appanoose or Mahaska. The Board Development Committee will place the names of candidates who meet the minimum qualifications on a ballot for your respective county. Sieda clients will then have the opportunity to vote on the nominees for the low-income sector seats. The candidate receiving a majority of votes will be seated by a board vote to the board of directors.

Completed board membership questionnaires should be returned to Sieda Community action by mail at PO Box 658 Ottumwa, Iowa 52501; by electronic mail to; or in person at your local Sieda Community Action Resource Center. Completed questionnaires  must be returned by January 6, 2017. Board member elections will be held January 9 through January 18.

Those interested who would like more information about serving on Sieda’s board of directors can visit or call 800.622.8340