Board of Trustees

Encompass Community Services

is governed by a Board of Trustees committed to the agency's mission. Up to seventeen members can serve; five members are nominated by service components and up to twelve members are directly nominated by the Board as at-large members. All members are individuals who have demonstrated their interest in the goals and purposes of the agency and who are willing to assume the responsibility of active support of these goals and purposes. Members are judges and lawyers, clients and client advocates, and local residents.

Every effort is made in the above selection process to abide by the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action as well as broad community representation.

Board meetings are scheduled 11 times each year. In addition to these meetings, each trustee serves on at least one of five board subcommittees that also meet regularly:

Board Operations

This Committee is responsible for the smooth operation of the Board, including recruitment and nomination of members, orientation and training of trustees, nomination of officers, Head Start shared governance, Executive Director evaluation, and officer compensation.

Resource Development

This Committee is charged with developing agency strategy in regard to public relations and fund development, as well as designing support materials to carry-out these objectives. Focus areas are enhancing the visibility of Encompass and its components and increasing discretionary funding.

Strategic Planning

This Committee oversees the agency's three-year strategic planning process, including setting the standards and format for Strategic Plans and reviewing their annual outcomes.


This Committee reviews and approves the agency’s annual budget, establishes fiscal standards, and determines investment policy. The Committee reviews reserves, quarterly financial reports, and other documents to monitor the fiscal health of the agency.


This Committee oversees the annual audit of the agency including hiring the audit firm, reviewing audit results and recommendations to ensure the financial affairs of Bare in order, and deciding whether to recommend its acceptance by the Board of Trustees.

Meet the Board: Community Members