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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. Click Here for 2013 Volunteer Nomination Application. All nominations need to be submitted to the United Way office by October 11 by 5 pm.
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.
2013 Executive Committee:
Burlington Housing Authority
Cardinal Innovations - Alamance-Caswell Community Operations Center
Immediate Past President
Girls Scouts P2P
Women's Resource Center
Health & Family Stability
Open Door Clinic
Alamance Citizens for Education
Alamance Partnership for Children
Membership/Public Relations Chair
Scott Reavis, Alamance County Special Olympics
Megan Siernos, Burlington Recreation & Parks Dept.
Glenda Linens, Alamance County Health Dept.
Robin Wintringham, Habitat for Humanity