Seeking New Members for the Board of Directors

It is that time of year when the Fremont Arts Council (FAC) elects members to the Board of Directors. Many of our current Board are returning to serve the community, but there is more room for you or for someone you think would make a great addition to FAC leadership. Nominations are now open and will remain open until February 23rd.

The FAC is seeking board members who have organizational or development skills they would like to share.  Board members meet monthly on Tuesday evenings* and the time commitment is 4 to 10 hours per month.  Board members also participate on a leadership team.

Requirements to which board members must agree to commit:

  • Two (2) years’ service on the Board
  • In-person attendance for at least ten of the twelve annual board meetings
  • Facilitate 1-2 COW meetings a year, by planning the agenda and lead the meeting
  • Active participation and leadership as either a Board officer, event lead for a FAC event, and/or co-chair of a FAC leadership team: (i.e. Outreach & Development; Program & Events; or Finance, Operations & Governance).
  • Advance preparation for regular board meetings and leadership team meetings
  • Advocating for the interests of the FAC between meetings

Qualities and Skills needed by FAC Board members:

  • Be a member of the Fremont Arts Council (as of Feb. 13th)
  • Positive, proactive, and enthusiastic attitude for the organization
  • Willingness to try new things and take on many and miscellaneous tasks as they arise for the organization
  • Strong skills and experience in at least one of these essential areas:

* An artist experienced with celebration art or art administration
* Event planning
* Fundraising or grant writing
* Management or administration
* Communications or social media
* Finance or recordkeeping
* Construction or design

Other skills which make for effective Board Membership:

  • Have participated in FAC events and activities
  • Experience serving on the Board of a non-profit organization
  • Able spokesperson and advocate on the FAC’s behalf
  • You are an artist
  • Thoughtful, confident, articulate, succinct, polite, respectful, and a good listener
  • Able to process large amounts of information and make thoughtful decisions in a group context fairly quickly.
  • Inspires and motivates others to contribute

2018 will be the 30th Fremont Solstice Parade! So, now is the time to step-up your contribution in this fun, creative, and community building organization. If you possess some of the qualities and skills we need, WE NEED YOU!

To vote or to run for the Board you must be a current paid FAC member. Renew your membership now or become a member. To be an effective leader for this dynamic and busy community of artists, all nominees should be prepared with the time and commitment to roll up your selves, have a great time, and take on a stewardship role for the organization.

To nominate yourself as a candidate for the Fremont Arts Council Board of Directors:

Please submit a Letter of Intention (300 words or less) in which you state why you wish to be a member of the Board, and a relevant biography of why you are qualified to serve. Describe your background, experience and strengths that you would bring to board service; as well as your interests, vision and goals you have for the FAC.  This letter will be published with the ballot for voting members on February 25th.   Please submit your letter to:  fac@fremontartscouncil.org.

Nominations must be received no later than February 23rd, 2018.

Election Day is the March 13th COW meeting. All current FAC members (current as of February 13th) will receive a voting ballot by e-mail. On-line voting will close at 6pm March 13.  Members may also attend the March 13 COW meeting and submit a ballot. Election results will be announced at the end of that meeting.

If you have any questions about being a member of the FAC Board, or about the organization, you may send these questions to: fac@fremontartscouncil.org

* board meeting date subject to change per preference of the group
{photo L. Hanlon, 2017}

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