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November 2007 News Archive
Some of the over 230 guests who joined the celebration.
Washington-Morgan Community Action
Celebrates its 40th Anniversary


On September 21, 2007, Washington-Morgan Community Action celebrated its 40th anniversary. Over 230 employees and special guests enjoyed an evening filled with stories about how the agency began, the present activities of the agency, and where the agency plans to go in the future.

David Bradley, Executive Director of the National Community Action Foundation and one of Washington’s leading advocates for low income programs, praised the work of Washington- Morgan Community Action. Mr. Bradley expressed his thanks to David Brightbill, Executive Director, and all employees for the work that the agency does in the community and their commitment to improving the lives of low income individuals and families.

Washington-Morgan Community Action was incorporated in 1967 under the direction of Anthony Mele. The agency began a top a men’s clothing store owned by Mr. Mele. Gradually the agency grew and became too large for the space and the main office was relocated to the Lock House on Front Street in Marietta. The agency continued to grow and in 1991 the main office of Washington-Morgan Community Action was moved to its current location at 218 Putnam Street.




Guest speaker David Bradley, executive director of the National Community Action Foundation, pays tribute to WMCAP's 40 years of commitment to the communities it serves.
Washington-Morgan Community Action provides over 60 programs in both Washington and Morgan Counties, Ohio. The agency has buildings and service locations throughout the cities, towns and villages in both counties. Services provided by Washington-Morgan Community Action serve people from birth to senior citizen. Mothers can get much needed prenatal care and proper nutrition services at Family Health Services; children can get a great start to their education through Head Start; adults can work towards and/or find a job through Employment and Training; and seniors can get a hot, nutritious meal through the Senior Nutrition Program at one of the seven dining sites or through home delivered meals.

Washington-Morgan Community Action has served the community and met the needs of the residents of Washington and Morgan counties for 40 years. Washington-Morgan Community Action plans to continue its commitment to meeting the needs of the community and to meeting the needs of the residents now and well into the future. The mission will continue to be helping low income individuals and families achieve growth and success.

For more information on Washington-Morgan Community Action programs or about the agency please explore this website.

Washington-Morgan Community Action Washington and Morgan Counties, Ohio


218 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH 45750 (740) 373-3745
50 W. Third Street, PO Box 398, Malta, OH 43758
(740) 962-3827