The Park County Tripartite Board was formed in 2001 under the Park County Commissioners to administer the Park County CSBG program. In 2007, the Park County Tripartite Board started Yellowstone Country Assistance Network of Park County, Wyoming, a 501 (c) 3 to administer the CSBG grant and offer competitive grants to organizations and agencies that provide programs for low-income families in Park County, Wyoming.
Sections 676B of the Community Services Block Grant Reauthorization Act of 1998 requires that, as a condition of designation, private nonprofit entities and public organizations administer their CSBG program through tripartite boards that fully participate in the development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the program to serve low-income communities.?
For our communities to succeed, the entire community must be involved and be represented on the Board of Directors. These volunteers represent three community sectors: (1) public elected officials because they formally represent both the public and the local government; (2) the poor because they know the problems of poverty; and (3) the balance of the community because the agency cannot succeed without support and participation of the other service agencies, private employers, churches, unions, law-enforcement, etc.
Board Meetings may be held in person or a Director may participate in a meeting by, or meeting may be conducted through any means of communication by which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other during the meeting. A Director participating in the meeting by this means is considered present in person.
The Triprate Board meets by the bylaws. There shall be at a minimum, including the annual meeting, of four (4) regular meetings each year, and quorum requirements shall not be less than two-thirds 2/3 of Directors entitled to a vote.
All meetings are open to the public, community partners, and especially low-income consumers. Notice of meetings shall be posted for the public.