The Continuum of Care is a regional planning body of representative stakeholders designed to promote a shared commitment to the goal of ending homelessness.
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What is SMAC?
Suburban Metro Area Continuum of Care (SMAC) is a network of organizations, community residents and businesses that plan programs with the primary goal of alleviating homelessness in 5 counties in Suburban MN. The counties* include: Anoka, Washington, Dakota, Scott, Carver.
*Click on the county for further information and meeting details.
SMAC Governing Board meetings adhere to open meeting formats and are held on the 4th Friday of each month from 1pm – 3pm at Mental Health Resources: 762 Transfer Rd. St. Paul, MN.
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Who is on the SMAC Governing Board?
SMAC is governed by representatives from the Local Homeless Planning Committees in each of the 5 counties.
2019 Governing Board members are:
|Governing Board Member||Representing||Employer/Contact Information|
|Barb Sopp||Anoka County||ACCAP|
|Betty Notto||Anoka County||YMCA|
|Bradley Legrid||Anoka County||MAC-V|
|Dan Lauer-Schumacher||Scott/Carver Counties||Scott County|
|Denise Smieja||Dakota County||The Link|
|Eric Gentry||Scott/Carver Counties||Scott-Carver-Dakota CAP Agency|
|Heather Duchscherer||At Large Position||Hearth Connection|
|James Barron||At Large Position||Property Ladder|
|Jen Romero||Scott/Carver Counties||Carver County|
|Jenny Green||At Large Position||Alexandra House|
|Kristen Brown||Dakota County||Matrix Housing Services|
|Lauren Rose||Dakota County||Dakota Woodlands|
|Lynnette Medcalf||Washington County||The Salvation Army|
|Therese Gilbertson||Washington County||Washington County|
|Trisha Kauffman||Washington County||Solid Ground|
2018 Governing Board officers are:
|Governing Board Officer||Position||Employer/Contact Information|
|Matt Lewis||Chair||Radias Health|
|Vicenta Valero||Vice Chair||Guild Incorporated|
|Denise Smieja||Secretary||The Link|
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