The purpose of the Decatur Macon County Opportunities Corporation is to prepare our customers to enter the economic mainstream of society by providing the skills, opportunities, advocacy and services needed to become self-sufficient. Our staff and Board of Directors will share in our success, fostering a sense of belonging and pride throughout Decatur and Macon County.
As a multipurpose agency offering diverse services throughout Decatur and Macon County, DMCOC is committed to providing assistance; support and training that will lead individuals and families to self-sufficiency. We provide a collaborative partnership with organizations that provide support or services, including governmental entities, public and private sources that are willing to reinvest in the people and the community. The goal is to foster self-sufficiency and pride so all persons can share in the social and economic prosperity of our community. DMCOC will continue to grow and develop new strategies to accomplish the goal of self-sufficient community.
The population of Macon County has continued to decline since 1970. The 2010 Census shows the Macon County population at 110,768 and the 2000 Census shows the population as 114,706, which is a reduction in population of 3,938 or 3.4% over the last 10-year period. The persons living below poverty in Macon County according to the 2010 Census is 15.7% and is considerably higher than the State poverty rate of 12.6%. Of those 22.3% had children under 18, 26% had children under 5, 3.8% were married couples, 43.6% were single parent households. Macon County’s unemployment rate for May 2014 was 9.1%, which is significantly higher than the State unemployment rate of 7.2%.
This information is from the Fiscal Year 2016 (March 1, 2015 – February 29, 2016) audit report as presented by Sikich.
Plans for the Future
DMCOC plans to build a permanent home for the Senior Services (Nutrition and Transportation).
In the News
- Getting the lead out: Law would require schools to test water (Herald & Review; January 12, 2017)
- Decatur-Macon County Opportunities Corp. celebrates 50 years (Herald & Review; July 20, 2014)
- DMCOC marking 50 years of outreach (Herald & Review; July 17, 2014)
Board of Directors
Karla Jordan & Robert Archer, Co-Interim Executive Directors
- Andrew Weatherford, President
- Antonio Brown, Vice President
- Dorothy McFadden-Parker, Treasurer
- Carol Jontry, Assistant Treasurer
- Brittany Dent, Secretary
- Michael Diggs
- Catherine Davis
- Richelle Irons
- Hilda Margerum
- Georgette Page
- Brandy Brown
- Carmen Ross
- Marty Watkins
- Debra Kraft
There is currently one vacancy on the Board. If you represent the low-income population and are interested in filling the position, please contact Karla Jordan or Robert Archer.