Tri-county Community Action Partnership, Inc. is a multi-program Community Action Agency which has been operating for over 52 years in Crow Wing, Morrison and Todd counties. TCCAP offers 14 anti-poverty programs the largest of which serves 640 children ages prenatal to five through Head Start: Prenatal to Five classrooms. The mission of TCCAP is to support and assist those wishing to emerge from a life of economic poverty.

Doug Jacobson has extensive experience in nonprofit and for-profit leadership roles including a decade of experience as the Executive Director/Program Director of a rural Head Start: Prenatal to Five Program serving both non-tribal and tribal populations in Western South Dakota. He has experience in: organizational cultural change/development; fiscal/grants management and administration; community assessment; grant proposal development; strategic and program planning/development; creation/utilization of effective monitoring systems for risk management; construction and operational contract negotiations; human resources management; and, collaboration within community partnerships. Doug has worked with a variety of advisory groups from parent councils, tribal councils, city councils, county boards of commissioners, and boards of directors. Doug has been a nonprofit training and technical assistance provider, executive level coach-mentor, and an advocate for systemic change in the early childhood education and family poverty arenas. As a native Minnesota farm boy/farmer, he is a strong believer in the strengths of rural Minnesota communities. Doug holds graduate degrees in business administration (MBA) and social work (MSW) as well as a graduate level Nonprofit Leadership Certificate. He is a strong advocate for respect-based and strength-based professional environments that provide quality services to families and children.

According to Doug, “I wish to join the MCN Board of Directors so that I might continue to support the Minnesota nonprofit sector on a larger scale. I bring 15 years of nonprofit leadership experience, as an executive director, and 10 years of for-profit program management leadership in large scale construction and international manufacturing. I also bring 10 years of experience as a large scale crop and livestock farmer in Central Minnesota. I would bring a respect for the role of nonprofit organizations in both urban and rural settings. I believe that there are an abundance of resources that nonprofits can tap into to accomplish their critical missions. Finally, I believe in the values shared by nonprofits.”

For more information about the Tri-County Community Action Partnership, Inc., visit:  https://www.tccaction.com/