2009 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 27 - Public Assistance.
Article 8 - Community Action
Section 27-8-6 - Community action agencies; board; local participation.

27-8-6. Community action agencies; board; local participation.

A.     Each community action agency shall administer its community action program through a community action board consisting of fifteen members. Board members shall be selected as follows:   

(1)     one-third of the members of the board shall be elected public officials currently holding office in the geographical area to be served by the community action agency or their representatives, except that if the number of elected officials reasonably available and willing to serve is less than one-third of the membership of the board, membership on the board of appointive officials may be counted in meeting this one-third requirement;   

(2)     at least one-third of the members shall be persons chosen in accordance with democratic selection procedures adequate to assure that they are representative of the poor in the area served; and   

(3)     the other members shall be officials or members of business, industry, labor, religious, welfare, education or other major groups and interests in the community.   

B.     Each member of the board selected to represent a specific geographic area within a community shall reside in the area represented.   

C.     No person selected under Paragraph (2) or (3) of Subsection A of this section shall serve for more than five consecutive years or more than a total of ten years.   

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