The mission of the Senior Millage Allocation Committee is to effectively and efficiently allocate County Senior Millage Funding to enhance, promote, and ensure needed quality services are provided for Calhoun County seniors, age 60 and over. Initially passed in November 1996, the Calhoun County Senior Millage provides approximately $2.8 million annually to fund 22 service programs administered by eleven trusted government and nonprofit organizations.
After the resignation of Homer Village Manager Art Kale, who has served on SMAC for 11 years, a new member is sought for the committee.
The primary responsibilities are to:
- Work with Calhoun County Senior Services to allocate Senior Millage funding throughout the County in the most equitable, fair, and effective manner possible.
- Assess county-wide needs of older adults and existing services as the basis for setting funding priorities and making funding recommendations to the County Board.
- Collaborate with the Calhoun County Purchasing Department in the bid process, including evaluating bids received, and making funding recommendations to the County Board.
- Assess reports and other relevant information from Calhoun County Senior Services, service providers, and any other available sources.
- Monitor the integrity and effectiveness of the allocation, administration, and services processes for Senior Millage funding to ensure that the goals and mission of SMAC are being achieved.
- Ensure that Senior Millage funding is being utilized for the purpose of providing funds for planning, coordinating, evaluating, and providing services to seniors.
SMAC members must:
- Have the ability to dedicate substantial time and effort to devote to SMAC meetings and activities.
- Have varied talents, qualifications, and capabilities with a common interest in older adults.
- Be a resident of Calhoun County.
SMAC consists of 13 members that are appointed by the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners. SMAC should consist of a diverse body of individuals reflective of the geographic, cultural/ethnic and personal background differences in Calhoun County including senior/consumer representation. At least one, but not more than three members are County Commissioners appointed by the County Board Chairperson. All members serve without monetary compensation. Appointments are for a three-year term of office which ends on April 30th of the third year of appointment.
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