The ERNC is looking for candidates for 1, and potentially 3, open board seats. These seats will be filled at our Oct. 6 board meeting, if we have enough applicants.
- Currently open is the Subdistrict 2 seat.
- Potentially open are the Youth Director and Civic Organizations seats. These seats will likely become vacant at the opening of the meeting on October 6, and if we have enough interested candidates, we will fill the seats at the end of the meeting.
The ERNC bylaws require that we announce open seats in advance, but we also have an interest in filling those seats quickly, so that we can maintain a quorum and do Eagle Rock’s business. So that is why we are announcing the potential openings now.
Anyone appointed to the board will serve out the remainder of the current term, which ends in May, 2016, when the ERNC will hold elections for all board seats. Please read the seat descriptions, below. (Note: The Civic Director seat will become the Sustainability Director seat in the next election cycle.)
If you are interested in applying, please read these instructions carefully:
All candidates must fill out the form linked below, and return it to the ERNC via email by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, October 6, to be considered at the 7pm meeting. You must also be present at the meeting to be considered.
Click through the links in the ernc.la menu above to read the ERNC bylaws (click link), to familiarize yourself with ERNC rules. As stated in our recently revised bylaws, residency and other requirements for elected office are waived when appointing stakeholders to open seats on the board, so if you have a genuine interest in fulfilling the duties of the seat as described below, we encourage you to apply.
Note: All board members are expected to attend all ERNC monthly meetings, and committee meetings as necessary. We are a “working” board. The ERNC functions best when applicants have the time to commit to making Eagle Rock a better place, in addition to the inclination. Before applying, please ask yourself if you have the time and the energy to roll up your sleeves and spend the hours (often on nights and weekends) to do good things for your community. We will ask you this same question at the meeting on Oct. 6!
ERNC board members are representatives of and for Eagle Rock stakeholders, and are held to a high ethical standard. The board is not a forum for personal opinions or a vehicle for promoting one’s own business or political interests. Mandatory training in ethics and financial rules is required by the City of Los Angeles for all new board members.
Here’s the link to the form to apply:
Sub District Directors: These Directors may be residents (both homeowners and renters), business owners, or other Stakeholders living or involved in these areas. As liaisons between Stakeholders in their Sub Districts and the ERNC Board, Directors are responsible for contacting Stakeholders; holding periodic Stakeholder meetings; proposing and implementing projects in their Sub Districts based on community input; responding to Stakeholder concerns; and obtaining feedback from Stakeholders on items the Board is considering. Sub District 2 boundaries: North: Colorado Blvd.; South: Yosemite Drive to Figueroa to La Loma; East: Pasadena City border; West: Townsend Ave.
Civic Director: Is responsible for communicating with Eagle Rock’s numerous civic organizations and representing their views and needs to the ERNC Board. Should initiate and participate in projects and attend community meetings and events to foster opportunities for the ERNC to support and participate with civic groups. The Civic Director should be an active member of at least one (1) civic organization in Eagle Rock.
Youth Director: A Director may be elected to serve as a youth representative or as a nominated representative of a youth organization. The representative will be at least sixteen (16) years of age. In the alternative, a Special Youth Council may be formed in order to represent the special needs of those under the age of sixteen (16). This Special Youth Council can elect its representative for this position.