FCAA cited at board

JOHNSTOWN — The important work of Fulmont Community Action Agency, Inc. — serving the often-forgotten — was cited by Fulton County legislators Monday.

The Board of Supervisors recognized the Fonda-based Fulmont with a proclamation issued at its monthly meeting at the County Office Building.

May was declared “Community Action Month” in Fulton County.

Gloversville 1st Ward Supervisor Marie Born read the proclamation about Fulmont – one of numerous community action agencies serving New York state and the United States. Founded in 1965, the local agency has 115 professionals dedicated to providing quality services to the residents of Fulton, Montgomery counties, and surrounding counties.

“Fulmont Community Action Agency has served the low-income, elderly and disabled residents of Fulton and Montgomery counties for over 56 years,” the proclamation stated.

The proclamation noted that Fulmont is one of 48 community action agencies serving New York state. The agency receives its core funding from the state Department of State — Division of Community Services through the Community Services Block Grants.

“Fulmont Community Action Agency conducts numerous programs to meet the needs of Fulton and Montgomery County residents, including Head Start, Universal Pre-Kindergarten, Weatherization, EmPower, Senior Transportation, Community Services, Wheels for Work, and Woman, Infants and Children Programs,” the proclamation said.

The proclamation indicated that “Fulmont — in partnership with government, the private sector and low-income citizens — continues to identify poverty conditions and find solutions.”

“The Board of Supervisors hereby commends the Fulmont Community Action Agency for its steadfast efforts to improve the human condition,” the proclamation said.

By Patricia Older