Join the Board! NTNA elections to be held Tuesday, October 18.

Join the Board! NTNA elections to be held Tuesday, October 18.

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This year’s board elections will take place during our annual general membership meeting:
Tuesday, October 18, from 6:30-8:30pm, at 5600 NE Glisan.

The North Tabor neighborhood is as unique as the people that live here. What is your vision for the future of this place we call home? The North Tabor Neighborhood Association (NTNA) is actively recruiting for elected board positions to help move our work forward. Your time, talent and ideas can be utilized in an area that most interests you. In return, you’ll meet new people, gain skills and knowledge, and see North Tabor in a whole new light! All elected board members must commit to a one-year term. Candidates must a resident, renter, property owner or representative of business, government agency or organization within North Tabor’s boundaries. Experience is great, but not required for any position. Board members must attend monthly neighborhood meetings (3rd Tuesday each month from 6:30pm – 8:30pm), and contribute additional time as needed to events, committees and projects. Board members must also complete their job duties in a timely and thorough manner and attend trainings offered by Southeast Uplift and similar parties. More information about board membership can be found in NTNA’s by-laws, which can be found here.

Though this election will vote in an entire board, we will not assign positions until the November meeting. To get thinking, here is a list of the current and past positions our board members have held:

  • Chair – This is the Chief executive member of NTNA and officially represents NTNA in all functions including presiding over board and general meetings. There can be a Co-Chair position as well.
  • Vice Chair – This position supports the Chair and acts in the Chair’s absence. This is a versatile leadership role with an opportunity to work in different focus areas
  • Treasurer – This position provides key support to the board in creating NTNA’s annual budget, maintains the budget and financial files, makes NTNA payments and completes annual financial reporting.
  • Co-Secretary 1 — This position is responsible for taking, updating and maintaining board and general meeting minutes as well as for completing and maintaining varied NTNA administrative records.
  • Land Use and Transportation Chair – This role monitors land use and development proposals and brings them to the attention of the Board and the general membership. This person shall also work with other members and board members to address neighborhood transportation issues.
  • Arts Chair — This position chairs the NTNA Arts Committee, plans activities, researches opportunities to enhance North Tabor with arts projects (e.g. murals, street mandalas, etc) and solicits input from community members.
  • Communications Chair – This position is the chair of the NTNA Communications Committee, oversees that updates are made to the NTNA website and facebook page, is the administrator for NTNA’s email system and coordinates communication-related strategic planning for the board.
  • Sustainability Chair – This position is the main coordinator for NTNA’s annual neighborhood clean up fundraiser event and brings attention to other sustainability-related matters to the board and general community.
  • Member-at-Large – This role serves as an ambassador of NTNA. This can be a general support position or can hold a focus (ex: outreach, safety, business outreach, parks). This is a great role for a community member with special interest or expertise in a particular area.

As you can see, get a lot done during the year, and we have fun doing it. Please feel free to email the current board (board@northtabor.org) if you have any questions, or you can go to our Facebook page, where there is already a conversation starting.

See you next month!

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