GECAC's fifteen-member Board of Directors has a tripartite structure, which is a requirement for all Community Action Agencies nationwide. One-third of the members of the board are elected public officials currently holding office or appointed by officials holding office, one-third are from the private sector, which includes representatives of business, industry, labor, and other major groups and interests in the community and one-third are elected to represent the low-income population in Erie County.
Board meetings occur on the third Tuesday of every month beginning at 5:00 PM. Meetings are open to the public and are held at GECAC's headquarters located at 18 West 9th Street, Erie, PA 16501. Additional board meetings may be held at the President's discretion.