The Diversity Committee (DC) is responsible for setting requirements related to the Board’s goal of targeting services to older adults in the greatest need. The DC assists the MBA in improving the quality of and access to services for individuals from diverse backgrounds and makes recommendations on targeting services. It ensures that the needs of people who are from diverse cultural backgrounds, people who are underserved, and AI/AN elders are incorporated into AAA plans and the MBA’s strategic plan, legislative priorities, and other initiatives.
The Board Chair appoints the members of the Diversity Committee. There are two Co-Chairs. Members of the Diversity Committee also serve on either the Public Policy Committee or the Program Operations Committee. Committee members serve for a four-year period. The staff lead for the DC is the Indian Elders Coordinator.