Fort Polk's Community Action Council, held at the Warrior Community Center the first Wednesday of each month (except for July and January) is undergoing a transformation to better suit the needs of the community, family readiness group leaders, soldiers and families.

Fort Polk's Community Action Council, held at the Warrior Community Center the first Wednesday of each month (except for July and January) is undergoing a transformation to better suit the needs of the community, family readiness group leaders, soldiers and families.
During the March CAC, held March 6, the Plans, Analysis and Integration Office conducted a survey of participants to gauge how to improve participation and deliver information.
Survey results tabulated thus far indicate that 49 percent of those taking the survey would like see the council as a quarterly forum rather than monthly; 71 percent indicated they would like these quarterly forums to begin at 9 a.m., as did the original CAC; and 48 percent stated they would like the community meetings to include the opportunity for neighboring communities to share information on upcoming events.
No Community Action Council will be held in April; however, information slides will still be compiled and emailed to FRG leaders and published on the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk website.
The new format will begin on May 1 with a new name, to be announced.
"The vision is to create an information fair, where participating organizations could set up booths and those in attendance can browse for the information they need," said Stephanie Sarver, director of the PAIO.
"The focus is geared toward open communication, interaction and engagement, not a briefing, as is the current CAC format," Sarver said.
At the new quarterly fair, community volunteers will still be recognized and information slides provided.
Information provided at the fair will also be gathered, posted to the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk home page, and updated monthly.
PAIO is releasing a second, on-line survey since the first one was limited to CAC participants. You can find the survey at:
http://icesvys.disa.mil/go.cfm?CACSurvey.