UTICA — Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency and the National Community Action Partnership announced the election of Amy Turner to the partnership’s Board of Directors.
Turner will represent Region II which includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Turner is the executive director of Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, a position she has held since 1997. MVCAA serves Oneida and Herkimer counties with an annual operating budget exceeding $18 million, employees 300 people and receives numerous funding sources. During Turner’s tenure, the agency’s budget has tripled in size through expansions and enhanced collaborations. She has also served on the New York State Community Action Association Board of Directors, including four years as president. Turner holds the title of certified community action professional, a distinction she has held since 1994.
“I am very honored to be elected to the NCAP Board of Directors; I see this as a wonderful opportunity for all of the families in Region II, as well as those of Oneida and Herkimer counties, to be a part of the fight against poverty on both a local and National level,” Turner said in a news release.