Seeking Board Member Candidates

Source: Ohioleader.com

Join the Longfellow Community Council Board of Directors

LCC’s next election will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd at LCC’s No Pie Charts Only Pies General Membership meeting
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Minnehaha Academy North – 3100 West River Road

WHO ARE THE DIRECTORS OF THE LCC BOARD
The LCC Board of Directors is made up of people who live or work in the Longfellow Community neighborhoods (Howe, Cooper, Hiawatha and Longfellow)

The LCC board has 15 seats for voting members:
2 seats to represent each Greater Longfellow Neighborhood (Howe, Cooper, Hiawatha and Longfellow) – 2-year terms
1 seat for a business representative – 1-year term
3 seats for community representatives – 1-year term
3 at-large seats – 3-year terms that are staggered

Open seats are elected during LCC’s General Membership meeting in April. Vacancies may be filled by the board or elected at a General Membership meeting to serve until the next annual meeting.

WHAT DOES THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS DO?
The responsibilities of board members fall into two areas: governance and support. Both are equally important to the vitality and effectiveness of the Longfellow Community Council. Primary responsibilities for each are:

GOVERNANCE:
Attend and actively participate at monthly board meetings
Review and approve annual budget and policy documents
Ensure legal and financial compliance with contracts and audits
Select and evaluate the Executive Director
Think big picture to work towards organization’s mission and goals

SUPPORT:
Act as ambassadors to the Longfellow Community and LCC
Support the Executive Director and staff in planning and implementing programs, events and activities
Participate in an LCC committee working on areas of interest to you
Assist with fundraising efforts

Board membership requires a commitment of approximately 6-8 hours per month of your time

RUN FOR AN OPEN SEAT:
Contact Melanie at the LCC Office at 612-722-4529 ext. 4 or via email at melanie@longfellow.org for more information.