community action agency

6:12 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Former CEO of Battle Creek Community Actions Seeks Fees, Back Pay

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Arguments were presented Monday in Calhoun County courtroom
A judge will decide whether the fired CEO of a Battle Creek social services agency is entitled to compensation. Nancy Macfarlane, fired June 20, 2013, is seeking attorney fees and back pay after a judge ruled earlier this year the board of Community Action violated the state's Open Meetings Act when it met to consider terminating Macfarlane's employment.
5:12 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Judge Rules Community Action of Battle Creek Violated Open Meetings Act in CEO Firing

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Judge gives agency 45 days to "re-enact the June 20th meeting" in which Nancy MacFarlane was fired
The Community Action Board of Directors has 45 days to re-fire Nancy Macfarlane after a judge ruled the board violated the state Open Meetings Act when it fired her the first time, Macfarlane's attorney said Monday.
9:56 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Interim CEO of Battle Creek Community Action to keep job

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Michelle Williamson had been Chief Financial Officer before CEO Nancy Macfarlane was fired in June
Michelle Williamson, interim CEO of Community Action since this summer's controversial ouster of Nancy Macfarlane, was on Monday named the permanent head of the Battle Creek nonprofit agency. The agency announced her appointment in a news release Tuesday, saying its board of directors voted unanimously to move her into the permanent post.
6:58 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Battle Creek Community Action denies claims in former CEO's lawsuit

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Nancy Macfarlane claims she was fired after complaining about the chairman of the agency's board
Community Action and its board chairman, Terry Langston, have denied all of the allegations its ousted CEO made in a recent lawsuit and said she isn't entitled to any money.
3:23 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Ex CEO sues Community Action for violating whistleblower laws

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Officials at Community Action say Macfarlane was fired after she continued to pursue an investigation into incidents involving unsupervised children at two Head Start day care centers.
Ousted Community Action CEO Nancy Macfarlane has sued her former employer in an attempt to get her job back and reclaim lost wages, her attorneys announced Wednesday. The lawsuit claims the agency and its board of directors chairman, Terry Langston, violated whistleblower protection laws and the Open Public Meetings Act in her abrupt dismissal on June 20.