The Community Action Agency is a private, nonprofit organization
that serves seniors, children
and low-income residents in six central Illinois counties.
had its annual dinner at the Maple Club in Lincoln on March 31.
Gaila Barcus, who served as board president since March 2004,
announced the slate of corporate officers who will serve the agency
for the next year, including a new president, Steve Lobb of DeWitt
County, and a new vice president, Phyllis Bell-Hedden of Mason
Barcus is confident that the new CIEDC board leadership will do a
fantastic job. "Steve and Phyllis are both very committed to the
agency, and I know they'll do a great job," Barcus said.
Lobb has been a member of the CIEDC board since 2004. He is
director of public works in Clinton. Bell-Hedden has served on the
CIEDC board since 2003. She formerly worked for the Department of
Commerce and Community Affairs and brings a lot of knowledge and
Community Action experience to the board.
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Mike Booher and Gloria Luster of Logan County were re-elected to
their positions of treasurer and secretary, respectively. Booher has
served on the CIEDC board since 1999, and Luster joined the board in
CIEDC serves Fulton, Piatt, Mason, DeWitt, Menard and Logan
counties. The agency manages a number of programs, including Head
Start, senior transportation and nutrition programs, and the foster
Community members interested in volunteering or finding out more
information about CIEDC services are invited to call the corporate
headquarters in Lincoln at (217) 732-2159 or visit the
organization's new website at
www.ciedc.org. The website describes each program and lists
opportunities for volunteers.
[Central Illinois Economic Development
Corp. news release]