Wh​​at is the Community Action Advisory Board?

The Community Action Block Grant Contract (CSBG)​ requires the establishment of a Community Action Advisory Board. The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners created the first Community Action Advisory Board in 1974 in order ​to receive CSBG funding from the Florida Department of Commerce (formerly known as Florida Department of Economic Opportunity).

What does the Community Action Advisory Board do?

​Board members are required to fully participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of Community Action Block Grant Programs, such as energy assistance programs and vocational training programs, that are created to serve low-income communities in Palm Beach County. This is consistent with BCC Resolution No. R-2018-0372 adopted April 10, 2018, amending Resolution No. R2014-0588, per Section 3-A1.

Who participates in the Community Action Advisory Board?

​​The Community Action Advisory Board is comprised of 15 total members. Five members are elected public officials or their appointees. Five members are representatives of business, industry, health, education, or other major groups or interests. Five members are representatives of the low-income areas served.

When does the Community Action Advisory Board meet? 

​Every year, Quarterly Board Meetings are typically held at 5:30pm on the third Tuesday of February, May, August and November. Click here​ for the 2023-2024 Meeting Schedule.

Can the public attend a Community Action Board meeting?

Community Action A​dvisory Board meetings are open to the public. The location will be posted on this webpage and on Palm Beach County Community Services Department social media sites in addition to the information boards of various community partners.
Upon Notice, meetings are subject to change or cancellation. Please feel free to email AMarcell@pbcgov.org to confirm.​

If you wish to attend remotely, please see below.​

You are Invited to the Community Action Advisory Board Quarterly Meeting 

February 20, 2024 - 5:30 PM (EST)

Register in advance for this meeting here


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.​

All meetings are open to the general public. An RSVP is not required to attend.​

If you have any questions or require special accomodations, please contact Natalie Vazquez at 561.355.4208 or email NVazquez@pbcgov.org​

Anyone interested in additional information may 


Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB) 
810 Datura Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Also, those wishing to make public comments may send their comments to Community Services, Senior Program Manager at 810 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 or email to NVazquez@pbcgov.org

Advisory Board Annual Meeting Schedule 2023-2024

  • November 14, 2023
  • February 20, 2024​​
  • May 21, 2024
  • August 20, 2024​

 Upcoming Meetings

​ ​​​​Public Notice Flyer for February 20, 2024 Click image for registration link

Office Locations

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