By Hilary Moise
At the HPNA General Meeting on December 16, the members will be holding elections to select 5 people to serve on the HPNA Board of Directors. Three incumbents will be seeking re-election to an additional two year term, but anyone is welcome to become a candidate for the 5 open Director positions. While we are sad to lose the wonderful neighbors who have decided not to serve for another term on the Board, we are excited to welcome new people who will bring their own ideas and energy to the HPNA Board. Read on to find out everything you need to know about the HPNA Board of Directors and how to become a part of it.
HPNA Board of Directors Election:
At December 16 General Meeting
Four-five open seats
Each Director will serve a two-year term
Any active HPNA member is eligible to serve on the Board
Why You Should Consider Joining the HPNA Board:
The HPNA Board is devoted to improving the quality of life and community connectedness of Hollywood Park. Board members have the opportunity to work on projects that make Hollywood Park better, from social events to neighborhood clean-ups to communicating with city and county officials on issues that affect our neighborhood. While it is a volunteer position, HPNA Board members can choose their level of involvement on different projects, or take the initiative to start something new that he or she is passionate about. Lastly, the HPNA Board is a collaborative team that also draws on countless other neighborhood volunteers who help each other out. If you like problem-solving, have ideas on how to improve the neighborhood, or just want to donate some time and energy to the community we all benefit from, please consider becoming a neighborhood leader by joining the HPNA Board.
The core duties of each member of the HPNA Board are: attend board meetings once a month and quarterly membership meetings and help plan/host neighborhood events throughout the year as needed. If you have any questions about the HPNA Board, feel free to contact any current Board member or email the HPNA at firstname.lastname@example.org. The current Board members are: Karla Fung, Ed Rogala, John Maradik-Symkowick, Chantel Elder, Eric Negendank, Ross Levin, Greg Brown, Victor Vasquez, and Hilary Moise.
How to Run for A Position on the HPNA Board:
- Email the HPNA at email@example.com to submit an optional brief candidate’s statement (no more than 100 words) that will be published in the HPNA Newsletter.
- Candidate’s statements must be received by November 18th in order to be published in the Winter Newsletter.
- Candidates who contact HPNA at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 14, will be included on the ballot for the election.
- Candidates may also nominate themselves at the December 16 General Meeting, and will be included as a write-in candidate.