On July 1, 2016, Choanoke Area Development Association of NC, Inc. (CADA) officially became the state designated Community Action Agency and Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) administrator for Martin County. As the state designated agency for the County, CADA’s Board of Directors was increased to include board members from Martin County. Community Action Agencies are required to have a tripartite board with representatives appointed by the County Commissioners, representatives elected from identified districts to speak for the low-income, and representatives from the community-at-large. The two Board Members appointed by Martin County Commissioners are Barbara Council and Tina Rodgers. The new Board Members elected by districts are Sheriqueenma Artis-Rodgers (District 1) and Carolyn Thompson (District 2). The Community-at-Large Representatives are Dr. Ann Britt, Martin County Community College and David Whitley, Martin County Chamber of Commerce.