Ponoka FCSS Board
The Board of the Ponoka Family and Community Support Services is a voluntary board composed of members of the community (Members at Large) and two municipal representatives - one from Ponoka County and one from the Town of Ponoka.
Members at Large are appointed for a three-year term which may be extended to a second three-year term. Board Members at Large are selected via an application review and interview process. The applicant review process strives to appoint applicants to obtain diverse representation on the board.
Municipal representatives to the Board are elected to their municipal council and then appointed to the FCSS Board by their Council for a one-year term.
Currently there are a total of 10 Board members; the maximum allowed under the by-laws.
The Board is resposible to fulfill the contract obligations of the agency to participating municipalities. The Board has final authority in the hiring of permanent staff, formulation and monitoring of Board policy and development of agency vision.
The Board meets a minimum of 8 times annually in addition to the Annual General Meeting held in October. Monthly Board meetings are not open to the public except by invitation or by approved request however the minutes of all meetings are available at the office to view. Board meeting minutes from January 2017 onwards are available on the website under Board Business/Minutes. Annual reports can also be viewed at the same location.
The Ponoka FCSS 2017-2019 Strategic Plan can be viewed by clicking on the following link:
The Tenets of FCSS Are:
- Assist communities to identify their social needs and develop resources to meet those needs.
- Promote, encourage and support volunteer work in the community.
- Inform the public of available services.
- Enrich and strengthen family life by developing skills so people can function more effectively within their own environment.
- Enhance quality of life of the retired and semi-retired.
- Promote the social development of children and their families.
A caring and supportive community assisting its people
Building a safe and caring community, through quality programs and services
S - Significant and Strategic contribution to our community
U - Understanding of our diverse population and their needs
P - Progressive and Proud - Building a community of design while respecting our past
P - Positive - Providing comfort, support and encouragement
O - Opportunity - Offering opportunities to educate and empower
R - Respect for all
T - Teamwork - As leaders we adapt, manage change and strive for improved quality