Board of Directors Election
No Pie Charts – Only Pies Annual General Membership Meeting
April 24, 2018 – Minnehaha Academy South Campus, 5:30 – 8:30pm
Joining the LCC Board of Directors is an excellent opportunity to actively participate in the decision-making and leadership of the community. Board members meet monthly to review funding requests, respond to emerging needs of the community and plan for future events, activities and programs. Board members are also required to attend at least one committee meeting per month and to participate in LCC sponsored events.
All levels of experience are welcomed. You need only an interest in the community, to live in the Longfellow, Cooper, Howe or Hiawatha neighborhood and a commitment to participate in meetings a few hours a month.
To run for a seat on the LCC Board of Directors you need to be present at the April 24th General Membership meeting. You can have a friend or neighbor nominate you or you can simply nominate yourself.
LCC welcomes diversity and encourages people from all walks of life to join our board. When the full spectrum of the community is represented through leadership, our neighborhood reaps the benefit.
There are 13 open seats on the Board. Anyone interested in more information about the LCC Board should contact LCC Executive Director Melanie Majors either by phone at (612) 722-4529 ext. 14 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.longfellow.org to view the open seats, their related terms, and board job descriptions.
Proposed Bylaw amendments to be voted on at the April 24th General Membership Meeting.
The LCC Board of Directors is recommending the following amendments to the LCC Bylaws. These amendments will help LCC to add more neighborhood represented seats on the Board (section IV) and remove language from the Bylaws (Section V) that is more appropriate for the Board Job Description used to guide the work of Board members.
Deletions are indicated with a strikethrough and additions are indicated by bold type. Full Bylaws can be found here.
The General Membership of Greater Longfellow will vote on these recommended amendments at the April 24th No Pie Charts Only Pies General Membership meeting. A copy of the Bylaws can also be provided upon request.
Article V. Membership Meetings, Subsection B.2
The LCC also encourages neighborhood representatives to hold one meeting in their neighborhood per year and will provide logistical support for those meetings.
Article VI. Board of Directors
A. SIZE OF THE BOARD The Board of Directors (the Board) shall have no more than 15 voting seats.
- Eight Twelve seats shall be reserved for two three members from each of the four neighborhoods (Longfellow, Cooper, Howe, and Hiawatha).
- Three Two seats shall be reserved for community representatives and one seat shall be reserved for a business representative.
- Three seats shall be reserved for community members of LCC elected at large from the membership.
- All chairpersons of LCC committees who are not Directors shall be ex-officio non-voting members of the Board during their terms as chairpersons.
B. TERMS AND TIMES OF ELECTION
- Two of the neighborhood seats will have two-year terms, and one of the neighborhood seats will have a one-year term. At-large seats will have three-year terms and cCommunity and business seats will have one-year terms. If a neighborhood is unable to fill all three seats during the annual election, that seat will become a community seat as a one-year term until the next election.
- All multi-year seats will be staggered.
- Director elections will be held at the annual election meeting.
- New terms begin and old terms expire at the annual election meeting with the election of new Directors.
- Members of the expiring Executive Committee will develop the agenda for the first meeting of the new Board. They will also identify a facilitator for the first portion of the first Board meeting.
- No Director may serve more than six consecutive years on the Board as a voting member.
C. ELECTION OF THE BOARD
- At each meeting at which a seat for a neighborhood representative is s are to be elected, the neighborhood shall caucus to nominate a candidates for its the seats. Nominations may be made from the floor for seats for which there is no recommendation from a caucus. Members must be present to be nominated or indicate their willingness to be nominated in writing.
- The membership shall consider and may approve the nominations by two-thirds vote for at-large seats and by majority vote for all other seats. If a nomination from a caucus is not approved, the caucus shall reconvene to make a new nomination.