Governing Board

Description and Committee Charge


The Governing Board is the ultimate decision-making body of the Collaborative. The Board defines and safeguards the organizational mission through policies and planning objectives. It determines resources required to achieve objectives and accounts to its constituents and to the public for its expenditure of funds and for all services provided. 


The Governing Board meeting is open to the public and time is reserved for public comment. See Zoom link below.

Governing Board Folder

Search the Governing Board folder to view 2020 Board Minutes, Agenda, Treasurer's Report, Presentations and other Board documents according to month. 

Fourth Fridays, 9:00 to 11:00
  • Friday, January 22, 2021

  • Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Friday, May 28, 2021

  • Friday, July 23, 2021

  • Friday, September 24, 2021

  • Friday, November 19, 2021

Phone Options

Dial +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)  

Meeting ID: 841 3260 2805

Passcode: 943812

Governing Board Members 2021


Governing Board members are appointed, elected, or nominated for a term of three years. The exception to this rule is that youth Board members may be elected for a one-year term. Elected and nominated Board members shall have a term limit of two consecutive three-year terms.

Click on a Board member's name in the chart below to send an email.

2020 Board Officers

Board Chair: Aerine Caerwyn

Vice Chair: Alton Brown

Past Chair: Dan Porter

Treasurer: Kathy Lombardi-Kimani

Secretary: Jim McDonough