CORS recruiting for board of trustees


PIQUA – Council on Rural Services is a local social service agency that works through grants to expand opportunities for individuals and families that increase their potential for change and growth in their lives. Our agency is looking for community-minded professionals that want to be involved in our work and the community by sharing your knowledge and skills as a member of our Board of Trustees.

The agency administers grants and programs in a nine county area of west central Ohio. Grants include Head Start, Early Head Start, Gateway Youth Programs, Achievement Center for Educational Success and Community Connectors.

Our programs help young children advance with kindergarten readiness skills, parents move towards self-sufficiency, adolescents and young adults with youth development, empowerment and high school diplomas. Our agency and employees work to serve approximately 1,700 clients and their families during each year.

Please consider applying to become a board member for our organization as we strive towards our commitment to build educational and supportive partnerships, with people of all ages. The candidates should have a complex scope and understanding of operational systems for a large company. Skills in finance, program or business development, and community or public relations would also be a great benefit.

If you live or work in any of the following counties (Auglaize, Champaign, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Preble, Shelby, and Van Wert) which are served by the Council on Rural Services and have an interest in being considered as a candidate, please call today. Meetings are once a month at the Corporate Office in Piqua.

We are looking for leaders that want to help us achieve our vision by promoting social experiences for clients that develop competence, motivation, and behavior for a better life and stronger community; when people move forward so do their families and communities.

Please contact Dan Schwanitz, CEO at (937) 778-5220 or by email at

dschwanitz@councilonruralservices.org For more information about the programs of Council on Rural Services … programs for innovative learning, check the Web site at www.councilonruralservices.org.