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June 2015 Newsletter – Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association

Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association

The Action – June 2015

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CAPPY Awards Recognize Program, Staff Achievements

The awards—which were named after the national Community Action Partnership (CAP) in which ACAAA is a member, and which were patterned after the Oscars—are presented every year in the categories of “Best Production,” “Best Performance in a Leading Role,” and “Best Performance in a Supporting Role.”

This year's recipient of the “Best Production” award—a designation created to recognize innovation, impact, and achievement in a community action program—was EOA Children's House, known for being, in the nation, the largest long-term therapeutic day treatment facility for children who have been abused and neglected

Sue Hyles, White County Community Services Coordinator for Community Action Program for Central Arkansas (CAPCA), was the winner of 2015's “Best Performance in a Leading Role” category, which highlights the achievements of program managers and coordinators, center directors, supervisors, and senior administrative staff. Linda F. Smith, Community Development Specialist with Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC), was the recipient of the “Best Performance in a Supporting Role” category, an award that recognizes excellence among program and frontline staff.

Margaret Staub Receives Cunningham Award

Accepting the award plaque, Ms. Salter introduced a presentation that touched on many of Ms. Staub’s achievements over the course of her dedicated career—her stewardship of the agency from 1970 to 2014, her historical distinction of being Arkansas's first female CEO, and her brave and bold efforts to break down racial barriers in her community, to name but a few…

Speakers Highlight ACAAA Annual Conference

Bookending the affair were an introductory welcome from Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse and a closing session address from United States Congressman Steve Womack…

Conference “Ringmaster” Named

ACAAA salutes Richard “Toby” Atkinson and the staff of Ozark Opportunities, Inc. with almost 33% of his staff in attendance at the ACAAA Annual Conference, OOI Executive Director Atkinson was named the winner of the “Directors’ Challenge” and received the travelling trophy as well as the honorary designation of “Conference Ringmaster!”

Check Out All the Photos from This Year's Meeting

2015 ACAAA Annual Conference Photos

CRDC Welcomes New Director Tim Wooldridge

Tim Wooldridge was recently named Executive Director of Crowley’s Ridge Development Council, Inc. Wooldridge, a native of Paragould, is a former legislator, having served 16 years in the Arkansas House of Representatives and Arkansas Senate. His professional career includes serving as Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Crowley’s Ridge College, Vice President of Advancement for Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, and Executive Director of the Arkansas Association of Public Universities…

It's a Date! Calendar of Events

July 12th - 17th, 2015
16th Annual Wipfli National Training Conference in Las Vegas, NV

August 25th - 28th, 2015
Community Action Partnership Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA

October 21st - 23rd, 2015
Community Action Association of Region VI Conference in Catoosa, OK

Check out the Latest from SEACAC, EOAWC & OOI

Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corp. – new website

Community Action Facebook Family

Does your family circle of friends need expanding? Why not check out the Facebook pages of these various community action agencies and their affiliates? We bet you’ll see plenty there to “like”!

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