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State Service Commission

What is a State Service Commission?

State service commissions were created in the National and Community Service Trust Act as amended in 1993. State service commissions are the state partners of the federal agency, the Corporation for National and Community Service. State service commission administer AmeriCorps State, Volunteer Generation Fund and volunteer programs to address critical community needs and engage citizens in service.

About State Service Commissions

  • Commissions are governor-appointed public agencies or private nonprofit organizations, made up of more than 1,200 private citizens serving on over 50 commissions, leading the nation's philanthropic and service movement.

  • Serve at the state level in re-granting more than a quarter of a billion dollars from federal national service funds in addition to the more than $100 million annually from local sources to support citizen service and volunteerism in America.

  • Make it possible for millions of Americans to serve through AmeriCorps, Volunteer Generation Fund, AmeriCorps VISTA, Retired Senior Volunteer Programs, Foster Grandparents Programs, and Senior Companions and local volunteer programs.

  • Make a difference to America by supporting other community service agencies that depend on volunteers to meet community needs.

Alabama State Service Commission Members

Roderic Steakley - Chairman

Betty Ruth - Vice Chair 

Sue Johnson - Secretary 

Becky Booker

George Casey

Al Dixon

Shereda Finch

Carlton Fisher

Jonathan Gaddy

Paul Kennedy

Holly Shepherd Lollar 

Danny Patterson 

Bill Poole 

Karen Porter

Tawanna Wright

Ex-Officio Members

Fannie Ashley

Patti Smith

Sallye Longshore

Kathy House