Sieda Community Action is seeking candidates from Van Buren County to serve as low-income representative* on 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.

Interested parties must complete a board membership questionnaire available online or at the Sieda Community Action Resource Centers in Keosauqua and Ottumwa. Completed questionnaires can be returned to Sieda Community Action by mail at:

Sieda Community Action
PO Box 658
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

by electronic mail to: or in person at the local Sieda Community Action Resource Center. Completed questionnaires must be returned by September 13.

*Low-income representatives are chosen in accordance with democratic selection procedures adequate to assure that these board members are representative of low-income individuals and families. Low-income representatives need not be low-income themselves, but must be selected by Sieda clients and serve the interests of Sieda clients and the low-income people throughout our service area.