Community Council

The Community Council began in 1939 as an agency to coordinate all community services such as welfare, health, education and civic clubs. The Community Council, then known as the Council of Social Agencies, first met at the old Presbyterian Hut beside West Davis Street. Today a typical meeting of the Community Council involves hundreds of lay and professional people who discuss Alamance County problems, which deal with many of the same areas covered in their first meetings in 1939. However, today the Community Council not only coordinates the county's numerous social services, but also conceives, plans and begins new agencies and task forces to meet community needs.  Community Council is made up of Alamance County volunteers and professionals in social services, recreation, education, health agencies, government, business, and representatives of civic and church organizations. Selected members' goals include:

  • Promote cooperation and community planning
  • Serve as information center for the community
  • Stimulate continuous and systematic study of community needs and resources
  • Formulate principles, methods and standards for improvements
  • Stimulate and/or initiate needed new services
  • Develop public awareness of community problems and possible solutions

Applicants For Outstanding Volunteer Service Award:
This award is managed by the Community Council of Alamance County, an affiliate of United Way.  Any individual, group, business, or organization whose volunteer activities in Alamance County benefit the local community in a substantial, important, and/or a unique way may be nominated.  2014 Volunteer Nomination Application will be available September 2014. All nominations need to be submitted to the United Way office by October 10, 2014 by 5 pm.

Ways to Volunteer - Volunteer and Collection Opportunities 

Community Council meets the first Tuesday of each month, excluding July and August, at Twin Lakes Community Gathering Room at noon.  The cost is $10.00.  Click Here to RSVP for a meeting.

 

 Community Council of Alamance County
2014-15 Executive Committee


President
Meredith Peffley
        Cardinal Innovations

 1st Vice-President
Scott Reavis
        Special Olympics, Alamance Co

2nd Vice-President
Claire Dixon
        Alamance Community College

Immediate Past President
Nikki Ratliff
        Burlington Housing Authority
 

Division Chairs:

Income/Financial Stability
Calvetta Watlington
       Burlington Housing Authority
Susan Watson
        Women’s Resource Center

Health & Family
Shannon Pointer
        Hospice
Tracy Salisbury
        Open Door Clinic

Education
Allison Gant
Danielle Woodall
        Alamance-Burlington School System

 

Standing Committees:

Membership/Public Relations
Suzan Evans
        Crossroads

Hospitality
Megan Siernos
        Burlington Recreation & Parks Dept 

Program
Linda Jones
        Department of Social Services
Glenda Linens
        Alamance Co Health Dept