Congressional Meeting
AppCAA staff from left to right: Lisa Barton, Executive Director; Amy Bowen, Financial Opportunity Center Director; and Stephen Wolle, Housing Director pictured outside the Hart Federal office building.
Congressional Meeting
AppCAA staff was pleased to attend a Congressional meeting in Washington DC in April 2023 at the Hart Federal Office Building. Staff met with Senator Tim Kaine and Senator Mark Warner's staff.
Selfless Leadership Award
AppCAA's management staff traveled to Wytheville, VA on May 24, 2023 to attend the Virginia Community Action Partnership Region 1 meeting. Lisa Barton, Executive Director was honored to accept the Mark Grigsby Selfless Leadership Award on behalf of the agency.
Selfless Leadership Award
The Virginia Community Action Partnership awards the Mark Grigsby Selfless Leadership Award each May, which is community action month. All community action staff in Virginia were recognized for their selfless service as pandemic first responders by the VACAP Board of Directors. This is the highest honor and award given annually by VACAP.
Thank You Wallace Nissan of Kingsport!
AppCAA staff gathered for the annual all staff meeting on June 1, 2023 at the Cove Ridge Center at Natural Tunnel State Park. AppCAA would like to extend a heartfelt "THANK YOU" to Wallace Nissan for providing an extra special lunch consisting of steak, baked potatoes, salad and dessert for the staff.
Weatherization Interchange June 2023
The AppCAA weatherization team was shining bright at the annual Weatherization Interchange in Virginia Beach sharing our best practices with other programs across the state.
Slemp Foundation
The Slemp Foundation awarded AppCAA $25,000 to help support the Whole Family and Diaper Distribution programs.
Previous Board Officers
AppCAA would like to extend a big heartfelt "THANK YOU" to our exiting Board of Director officers who have contributed to the success of AppCAA during their years of service. From left to right: Mary Absher, Wandaleen Adams, Doris Presley, and Jeff Shupe.
New Board Officers
AppCAA's Board of Directors met Monday, July 10th at our main office where new Board Officers were appointed. AppCAA would like to welcome these new officers and thank them for their commitment to helping AppCAA succeed. From left to right: Zach Bowen, Treasurer; Abe Rutherford, President; Jennifer Frazier, Vice President; Kelly Bledsoe, Secretary.
Welcome Aboard!
AppCAA's Board of Directors elected Stacy Salyers, representative from the City of Norton, at Monday night's meeting.
Mr. Matt Fitzgerald
Mr. Fitzgerald, Director, Virginia Office of Economic Opportunity at Virginia Department of Social Services spoke to AppCAA's board about the Whole Family Approach, Financial and Housing Counseling, and the Broadband Grant. It was an honor to have Mr. Fitzgerald at our meeting.
AppCAA's Audit Report
Tamara Greear, CPA with Rodefer, Moss, & Co. presented AppCAA's audit report to the Board of Directors on July 10th.
Congratulations on Your Retirement Frank!
Frank Dalton has been a dedicated employee with our Weatherization Crew for 6 years. Thank you for all of your hard work, Frank. You will be missed! (Lisa Barton, AppCAA Executive Director, presents Frank Dalton with a retirement recognition plaque.)
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To be a partner of choice, responding to our region’s challenges and helping communities of Southwest Virginia on their path to self-sufficiency.

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Over 55 Years of Community Action in the Heart of Appalachia

For more than 55 years, your Appalachian Community Action and Development Agency (AppCAA) has served the residents of Lee, Scott, and Wise Counties and the City of Norton with programs that help low-to-moderate-income individuals and families at every stage of life. With programs for housing, finance, health, children and seniors, you’re sure to find the help you need completely FREE for all income-eligible households!

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