GBD Board of Directors Election - March 2018
Every year five of the GBD's fifteen directors term out and an election is held. Each seat represents a specific contingent of the district - property owners and tenants, both commercial and residential as well as green space advocates. This year the five open seats are :
- Dogpatch Property Owners (2 seats)
- Dogpatch Tenant or Property Owner (1 seat)
- NW Potrero Hill Property Owner (1 seat)
- NW Potrero Hill Tenant (1 seat)
If you are interested in running for a Board seat, you must register on the GBD website by February 14, 2018. See below for more information on the election process, candidate qualifications and registration form.
Who Can Run?
The GBD Management Plan and Bylaws call for certain qualifications for each Board seat, to try to balance representation between Dogpatch and NW Potrero Hill (based on the relative assessments) and between property owners and tenants, residents and businesses. Some seats are also set aside for green space advocates. See the list of Open Seats for the 2018 Election, above, for the qualifications for the open seats in the upcoming election.
How long do directors serve on the board?
Directors serve 3-year terms. Board terms are staggered so that one-third of the Directors change over each year.
What are the duties of a Director?
The GBD Board of Directors, a working board, is an elected body that conducts the business of the organization. Directors attend Board meetings one night a month, on the 3rd Wednesday. In addition, most Board members also belong to at least one committee or working group. Board members should expect to spend a minimum of 5 hours a month on Board activities. The Board works with the organization’s Executive Director to set strategic goals and manage GBD activities, both internal and external; members interface with neighbors, park stewards, City departments and GBD contractors on district projects; they guide GBD finances and assist in fundraising; they manage outreach to constituents and neighbors and seek to improve the District’s green infrastructure.
How can I find out more about the candidates?
Information on those running in the 2018 election will be posted on the GBD website at GreenBenefit.org/Candidates after the February 14 filing deadline. Come out and meet the candidates in person the evening of March 8 at the GBD Annual Stakeholders and Friends Gathering. Details about the event will be posted as they are available on the GBD website.
How is the election conducted?
- Candidates must register at GreenBenefit.org/Election by February 14.
- The election mechanics are managed by Vote-Now.com, a commercial election company. Ballots will be mailed to district property owners to arrive in early March.
- Every property owner has 1 + (assessment/3000) votes.
- Voting will close on March 26, 2018.
- Winning candidates will be announced in April, attend the April 18 Board meeting and be officially empaneled as Directors at the May 16 Board meeting.
How do I register to run for election to the board?
Click on the green "Candidate Registration" button below. https://secure.vote-now.com/Main-pricing.html