COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Ordinance to approve an Amendment to the Jefferson Area Board for Aging (“JABA”) Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Adopt an ordinance to amend JABA’s Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement and authorize the County Executive to execute the Amendment to increase the size of the Board of JABA and to have the membership of the Boards of JABA and of JABA, Inc. be identical

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, White, Davis

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

August 4, 2004

 

ACTION:                                 INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:      X                      INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:    Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

JABA was created in 1975 by a Joint Exercise of Power Agreement between which included the counties of Albemarle, Greene, Nelson and Fluvanna and the City of Charlottesville.  Louisa County jointed into the Agreement on August 9, 1977. Each jurisdiction agreed to appoint members to the JABA Board of Directors for a total of 16 directors.  Since then, JABA established a 501(c)3 organization, JABA, Inc., that has enabled them to expand their mission and diversify their revenue base, thus better serving the older residents of the region. The Board of JABA, Inc. includes all of the government appointed members of the JABA Board, plus nine at-large members selected by JABA.  Most of their programs are funded by grants, contracts and donations to both entities.  Individual audits of each organization are completed annually, as well as a consolidated audit. 

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Goal 4.1  Provide effective, responsive and courteous service to our customers.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

The JABA Board unanimously adopted a resolution on May 24, 2004 to increase the size of the Board of JABA to no more than 25, the same number of members as JABA, Inc., and to have the membership of both boards be identical in order to improve the efficiency of both Boards and better fulfill JABA’s mission.  This requires the amendment of the Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement by the six founding jurisdictions by adoption of an amending ordinance.  The Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of JABA have requested that Albemarle County adopt the attached proposed ordinance.  It is believed that the amendment of the Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement to expand the JABA Board to include the at-large members from the JABA, Inc Board will facilitate the operations and policy making of both organizations. 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends the adoption of the attached ordinance, approving the Amendment to the Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement and authorizing the County Executive to execute the Amendment on behalf of the County of Albemarle.

 

 View JABA letter

View Attachment A

View Attachment to Ordinance

View Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement

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