Social Services Advisory Board

Social Services Advisory Board

The purpose of the Social Services Advisory Board is to establish and recommend a framework that the city government may use to determine guidelines for providing funds to social services agencies that serve the city and the amounts to be allocated to each of these agencies.

The Social Services Advisory Board:
  • Evaluates the social service needs of the city.
  • Evaluates what role the city should play in funding those needs.
  • Establishes guidelines for determining whether a particular activity is a social service in order to determine if city funds should be used to fund the activity.
  • Makes written reports to the governing body as requested.
  • Provides on-going review of all social services funded by the city to determine the effectiveness, quality of service, ongoing needs and other matters the board deems appropriate.
Participate in the social services voluntary donation program by filling out our online form.

The board may be comprised of 15 members.

2019/20 SSAB Annual Report

2023 Funding Information
  • The 2023 Funding Application was due on March 31, 2022.
  • Public Hearings will take place on May 4 and May 5, 2022 with deliberations on May 25th.
  • Recommendations will be submitted to the City Commission on June 28.
  • For more information regarding the status of your application, please contact the Staff Liaison.

Staff Liaison

Rina Neal, Director of Finance
Email Rina Neal

Additional Information

Interested in being a member of the Social Services Advisory Board?


The board meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month in the City Commission Room at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.


  • Dave Stewart, Chair
    • Term expires: 06/30/25
  • Brandon Savage, Vice Chair
    • Term expires: 06/30/23
  • Shannon Horton, Corresponding Secretary
    • Term expires: 06/30/24
  • Jennifer Chua
    • Term expires: 06/30/22
  • Cheryl Grice
    • Term expires: 06/30/22
  • Marcia Hornung
    • Term expires: 06/30/22
  • Elizabeth Krieger
    • Term expires: 06/30/24
  • Sue Maes
    • Term expires: 06/30/24
  • Melinda Pickering
    • Term expires: 06/30/23
  • Melissa Richards
    • Term expires: 06/30/23
  • Trevor Rife
    • Term expires: 06/30/22
  • Tom Ruzicka
    • Term expires: 06/30/24
  • Angela Stokes
    • Term expires: 06/30/22
  • Christina Stratman
    • Term expires: 06/30/24
  • Vincent Tracey
    • Term expires: 06/30/23