posted Apr 16, 2011, 11:53 AM by Marc Donner
Election of Board
All seven current directors are seeking new
terms. Shareholders are encouraged to submit their nominees to run for a board
The board manages and supervises the finances
and activities of the Cooperative. In doing so, it has focused on reducing our
costs without sacrificing service and on protecting and enhancing shareholder
The Board usually meets on the first Monday of
each month to address matters that require immediate attention as well as
longer-term strategic issues. Individual
board members also work with shareholder committees (Community Room, Energy, Interview,
Gym, and Landscaping), liaison with LTCA, supervise ongoing activities, and take
On average, members devote about 12 hours a
month, plus the regular monthly meeting.
Who Should Serve?
Current directors have backgrounds in general
management, law, technology, finance, engineering, and communications. Having these or other equally relevant
and complementary skills is important, as is the ability to work together
collegially as a team.
Availability is important. Issues can and do evolve that must to be
resolved promptly. Having the time for and commitment to Board
responsibilities is necessary.
The board should be representative of the community. Commitment to the welfare of 205 West
End and its residents is essential.
What are the rewards of board membership?
Board members play an important role in the
management of what is, for each shareholder, one of the most important assets. They
also take a leadership role in a community of nearly 1000 people, who rely on
us for thorough attention to issues and prudent judgment.
To put your name before the shareholders:
Submit a single
page that includes a brief biography plus a statement describing what
motivates you to join and what you can contribute. Include a photograph.
It will be included with proxy materials. Bring your page to the management office or email it to email@example.com
by April 22nd.