Wayne Metro Regional Advisory Council Membership Application

Background Information

The Regional Advisory Councils (RACs) serve as consumer advisory boards to, and thought partners with Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency (Wayne Metro).

The RACs build resident power and enhance equity by providing a platform that centers resident voice in shaping programs and policies that further the mission of the Agency to eliminate poverty in Wayne County.

Fostering mutual ownership and accountability through collective impact, RACS aid the Agency in supporting local initiatives, developing community leaders, and promoting a collaborative network.

The Wayne Metro Board will convene six Regional Advisory Councils (RACs).  Each council shall be composed of persons representing individuals or organizations residing in the geographic area included in a region.  

RAC Member

Responsible for acting as an ambassador of Wayne Metro by advocating for the community and advising the agency on the needs of the community while promoting the agency’s services and mission to empower people and communities to be strong, healthy, and thriving.


  • Serve as a liaison between the community and the Agency.
  • Follow the Operating Procedures and Bylaws of Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency.
  • Provide recommendations and advice concerning the needs of the respective communities.
  • Advocate for services to meet emerging community needs.
  • Approve funds awarded to non-profit agencies through Seeding Wayne County Grants.
  • Attend regular meetings at least three times per year.
  • Elect and/or serve as a representative and alternate to the Board.


  • Be a resident of the area or provide assistance to low-income populations on a volunteer basis in a region served by the RAC.
  • Be able to attend regular meetings as required.
  • Be willing to work as part of a team to discuss the community.
  • Be motivated to provide information to the community.
  • Be enthusiastic about the idea that one voice can bring about positive change.

Volunteer Hours:

Approximately 1 to 2 hours bi-monthly.

RAC Membership

RAC 1 (Harper Woods, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Shores)

RAC 2 (Detroit Zip Codes: 48201, 48202, 48203, 48205, 48207, 48211, 48212, 48213, 48214, 48215, 48224, 48226, 48234)

RAC 3 (Detroit Zip Codes: 48219, 48221, 48223, 48239, 48227, 48228, 48235, 48236, 48204, 48210, 48209, 48217, 48216, 48208, 48206)

RAC 4 (Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Garden City, Inkster, Livonia, Northville (City & Township), Plymouth (City & Township), Redford Township)

RAC 5 (Belleville, Canton Township, Huron Township, Romulus, Sumpter Township, Van Buren Township, Wayne, Westland)

RAC 6 (Allen Park, Brownstown Township, Ecorse, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Lincoln Park, Melvindale, River Rouge, Riverview, Rockwood, Southgate, Taylor, Trenton, Woodhaven, Wyandotte)
Member Information


Communication Preferences

Board Member Eligibility

Qualifying RAC members are eligible to run for the following positions:
  • RAC Representative to the Wayne Metro Board of Directors 
  • Alternate Representative to the Wayne Metro Board of Directors 
To be eligible, members must: 
  • Be in good standing (Have attended at least three meetings in the recent fiscal year)
  • Live in the region they will represent
  • Be eligible for Wayne Metro services -OR-  provide services to qualifying persons on a volunteer basis
Eligibility Determination