Council on Rural Services seeks board members

PIQUA – The Council on Rural Services is a local social service agency that works through grants to expand opportunities for individuals and families that increase their potential for change and growth. The agency is looking for community-minded professionals who want to share their knowledge and skills as members of the Council’s board of trustees.

The agency administers grants and programs in a nine-county area of west central Ohio. Grants include Head Start, Early Head Start, Gateway Youth Programs, Achievement Center for Educational Success and Community Connectors.

The programs help young children advance with kindergarten readiness skills, parents move toward self-sufficiency, adolescents and young adults with youth development, empowerment and high school diplomas. The agency and employees serve approximately 1,700 clients and their families during each year.

Candidates should have a complex scope and understanding of operational systems for a large company. Skills in finance, program or business development, and community or public relations would be a benefit.

The Council serves the counties of Auglaize, Champaign, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Preble, Shelby and Van Wert. Those who live or work in one of these counties and have an interest in being considered as a candidate are asked to contact Dan Schwanitz, CEO, at 937-778-5220 or Meetings are once a month at the Corporate Office in Piqua.

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Council candidates must live or work in 9-county service area

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