The Mar Vista Community Council (MVCC) has an open seat on its board for an At-Large Director. The position will be filled at the MVCC Board of Directors meeting on October 9, 2018, in accordance with Article V, Section 6 of our by-laws. The term will last until June 2019, at which time the next election will be held for all sitting MVCC Directors.
If you are interested in joining the board, please read some of what is required of a Board Member of a Neighborhood Council, posted on the LA City Department of Neighborhood Empowerment website (DONE). And here's an article describing what Neighborhood Councils are all about.
It's a lot to read, but is all very important to know.
Please understand that these are volunteer positions, as are all the Board positions, and that there's a significant time commitment expected from all Board members on the MVCC. We hold a monthly Board meeting that lasts from 1-4 hours, including set up and clean up. And there's prep time for those meetings as well.
In addition Board members are expected to Co-Chair at least one monthly committee meeting, and generally participate in the running of the organization. Many of us put in 10-20 hours per week; some spend more time than that. Everyone is required to stay current with City of Los Angeles trainings for elected officials.
Still interested? These are the criteria for the position of At-Large Director:
Candidates must certify in writing that they are Stakeholders of the MVCC in accordance with these Bylaws and Election Procedures approved by the City as follows:
The "At-Large" Director candidates must be a Stakeholder who lives, works, or owns property within the stated boundaries of the Council;
Candidates must follow these Bylaws, approved Election Procedures, and MVCC Standing Rules D. Candidates must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
If you would like to apply for the position, a statement of candidacy must be submitted by Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at 9pm. Email your statement to the Chair, via email@example.com or Chair@marvista.org. All statements will be included with the supplemental materials packet accompanying the October 9, 2018 agenda for the monthly MVCC Board of Directors Meeting.
Candidates are encouraged to make a statement at the meeting on October 9, 2018 in support of their candidacy. After that, the Chair shall appoint one candidate and the Board will vote whether to support the appointment.
Please email the MVCC at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.