The Linking Families and Communities Board makes decisions about allocating funding to assist families in the county with children ages 0-5, as well as facilitating community collaboration and coordination of services.
Board membership is open to elected officials and members of the public who are not employed by a provider of services to or for the Board that serve Calhoun, Pocahontas or Webster County. Board membership must include individuals who represent the interests of business, education, faith, health, and human services as well as a parent, grandparent or guardian of a child age 0 to 5 years of age.
The Linking Families and Communities Board values diversity of opinion and believes diversity enhances and enriches the culture of the Board, its conversations and the decision-making process.
Current Linking Families and Communities Board Members
Paul Beneke, (Chair) Citizen – Pocahontas Co.
Mike Cooper, Calhoun County Board of Supervisors
Bob Thode, Webster County Board of Supervisors
Nathan Conlon, Human Service – Webster Co.
Tammy Varland, Health – Webster Co.
Mark Egli, Education – Calhoun Co.
Vacant, Business – Calhoun Co.
Vacant, (Vice Chair) Business – Pocahontas Co.
Vacant, Citizen– Pocahontas Co.
Jim Duncan, Education – Webster Co.
Kristin Teske, Faith – Webster Co.
Vacant, Parent/Consumer – Pocahontas Co.
Upcoming Meeting Dates
March 22, 2018 – LOCATION CHANGE – Meeting to be held at the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance
June 14, 2018
September 13, 2018
December 13, 2018