What does the Board do?

There are six members of the Board–an elected group of neighbors, who together provide leadership and tend to the organizational life of the Sligo Woods Civic Association, each for a two-year term.  Every year at the spring annual meeting, three Board members complete their term and retire off, and three continue on for their second year.

Positions open for election to terms beginning April 1 of odd-numbered years are:

      • President –– who leads the Board in its work, presides at the association’s quarterly program-meetings, and handles external communications (county agencies, other civic associations) ………………….. Calumet Drive’s Todd Sleeman
      • Secretary –– who handles official records, especially the Bylaws and minutes of the quarterly meetings, and oversees membership records and election materials ……………………………. This position is open and unfilled as of 4/1/2019
      • At-Large Member 1 –– who has an open portfolio (that is, no specific duties) and so offers flexibility in responding to particular needs of the Board’s work.  ………………………………………………………………… Tenbrook Drive’s Emily Sudbrink

Positions open for election to terms beginning April 1 of even-numbered years:

      • Vice-President  ……………………………………….. Dennis Avenue’s Sandy Hinman
      • Treasurer  …………………………………………………. Tenbrook Drive’s Glenn Moller
      • At-Large Member 2  ………………………………… Helena Drive’s Frank Andruzzi

Most responsibilities of the Board are shared by the Board as a whole –– for example, to decide on programs and activities, to set and manage the budget, and to communicate civic association events to our members and to the wider neighborhood.

What’s it like to be on the Board? It’s working together, it’s real work, it’s sometimes fun, and it’s often very satisfying.  The style of the board is collaborative, respectful, and flexible about who does what, when—matching individuals’ skills and schedules with what needs doing. Along the way, we get to know, and even become friends with, neighbors we hadn’t known before being on the Board.

Interested in learning more?  We invite you to consider volunteering to stand for election for one of the opening Board positions–and join us in enjoying the very real benefits of Board service.  Email the “e-office” of the civic association < SligoWoods@gmail.com > and one of the current Board members will reply by email or phone, as you prefer.

If you are considering Board service, the Bylaws have more detail (and in more official language) about the responsibilities of each of the members of the Board, how elections are conducted, and more.

Laura Mol, 21 February 2019 (president Apr 2017 – Mar 2019)