Community Development Advisory Committee
The Community Development Advisory Committee was created by the Board of Supervisors to act in an advisory capacity on matters concerning the Maricopa County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, including funding recommendations, fair housing, and housing affordability issues affecting low/moderate income people. It is a standing committee for the duration of the Maricopa County CDBG program. It functions in such a manner as to allow continuity of effective involvement of participating cities and towns and the citizens organizations throughout all stages of the Block Grant program.
- Regular meetings are held as scheduled on the second Wednesday of each month.
- Maricopa County Human Services Department
234 N Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes
|District/City/Town||Primary Representative||Alternate Representative|
|District 1||Jacki Taylor
|District 2||Marshall Hunt
|District 3||Anthony Gutowski
|District 4||Ira McCullough
|District 5||John Gomez
|City of Buckeye||Eric Orsborn||Michelle Hess|
|City of El Mirage||Roy Delgado||David Shapera|
|City of Goodyear||Sharolyn Hohman||Wally Campbell|
|Town of Gila Bend||Fernando Fernandez||Tommy Lee Sikes|
|Town of Guadalupe||Joe Sanchez||Ricardo Vital|
|City of Litchfield Park||No representation|
|Town of Queen Creek||No representation|
|City of Tolleson||John Carnero||Albert Mendoza|
|Town of Wickenburg||Rui Pereira||Royce Kardinal|
|Town of Youngtown||Margaret Chittenden||Judy Johnson|
Article II - Membership
- With the approval of the Board of Supervisors, each Supervisor may appoint 2 members and one alternate from his/her district to serve on the CDAC. Each district member appointed by the Supervisor must not be an elected official of any city/town participating in the grant programs.
- The governing board of each city or town participating in the CDBG and/or HOME/ADDI 3-Year Cooperative Agreement may appoint 1 individual and 1 alternate to serve on the CDAC. Each city/town member and alternate must be an elected member of the respective city/town council. Elected city/town members must also be formally appointed to the CDAC by the Board of Supervisors.
- CDAC appointments must be made as close to the beginning of each fiscal year as possible. CDAC appointments will be for 1 full fiscal year; from July 1 through June 30.
- A member can be removed from the CDAC under the following circumstances:
- The member is no longer eligible under the CDAC bylaws (for example, an elected representative no longer holds a city/town council position, or a district representative becomes a city/town council member of a participating community)
- The member voluntarily steps down from the CDAC
- The member is removed by the appointing body
- The member is removed by the CDAC at the request of 2/3 of the seated members
- The member is removed by the Board of Supervisors
Article IV - Officers
1. A Chair and Vice-Chair may serve two consecutive terms in that position if duly re-elected by the CDAC. Note: See Bylaws for additional information.
Article V - Subcommittees
- The Chair will, with the approval of a majority of the CDAC, appoint such subcommittees as may be deemed necessary or advisable.
- Each subcommittee will appoint one member to serve as the subcommittee Chair. The Chair and/or Vice-Chair of the CDAC may serve as ex-officio members of all subcommittees.
- Reports, recommendations and minutes of all meetings of each subcommittee shall be made in writing and the original copy thereof shall be filed and become a part of the records of the Committee.
Article VI - Amendments of Bylaws & Rules of Procedure
The foregoing Bylaws and Rules of Procedures, or any part thereof, may be amended at any meeting of the Committee after not less than 10 days notice has been given to all members of the Committee. It shall require the concurring vote of not less than a quorum of the members to make any amendment in these Bylaws.
Article VII - Conflict of Interest
At all times, the CDAC members will comply with Arizona law (A.R.S. §38-503) and HUD regulations regarding conflict of interest. No member of CDAC may use his or her position on the Committee for a purpose that is, or gives the appearance of being, motivated by a desire for private gain for themselves or specific others, particularly those with whom they have family, business or other ties. In any instance where a conflict might arise because of the potential for financial gain, the member must disclose that financial benefit publicly and the CDAC will follow the federal regulations in securing a decision from HUD on the potential conflict. Any member who feels that personal reasons may unduly prejudice his/her decision shall disqualify himself/herself without reason or suggestions of his/her interest and take no part in discussion or voting on this matter."
Duties & Powers
Bylaws: Article I - Duties & Responsibilities
- The CDAC will provide feedback on the citizen participation plan, and assist in overseeing the implementation of the plan.
- The CDAC will participate in evaluating CDBG and HOME/ADDI applications and related documents, and will advise the Board of Supervisors on actions that should be taken regarding these documents.
- The CDAC will participate in the Urban County Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan development process.
- The CDAC will advise the Board of Supervisors on policy decisions regarding program implementation.
- The CDAC will participate in assessing all aspects of the County's CDBG and HOME/ADDI performance; including the performance of the County's subrecipients and contractors.
The Committee was established by the Board of Supervisors on January 16, 1978. The committee has advisory authority only and is subject to its own bylaws and the Arizona Open Meeting Law. The Federal Regulations governing the Community Development Block Grant Program do not mandate advisory committees.