Happy City 2020 AGM + Call For Directors

Happy City St. John's Annual General Meeting 2020.  Celebrating 10 years of Civic Engagement! October 21, 2020. 7:00 to 8:30pm. Join us online!

Happy City St. John’s is hosting its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, October 21 from 7:00-8:30pm on Zoom. Join us to celebrate 10 years of Happy City St. John’s and to elect our 2020-2021 Board of Directors! During the AGM, we’ll be reporting back on a year of activities, sharing highlights from the past 10 years, electing six (6) new board members, and engaging our members (that’s you!) on where we should focus our efforts in the next 12 months and beyond.

Location: Online – Zoom
To attend the meeting, please register in advance to get the Zoom link here: https://tinyurl.com/yybljbqf
NOTE: If you do not have access to data or stable wifi, there is a call-in (phone) option. If you are planning on using this option, please register through the link above and email happycitysj@gmail.com so that we can coordinate your advanced voting.
*Please register by 5pm on Wednesday, October 21.

We’re so excited to have 19 dynamic, creative, and informed residents put their name forward for the Board! Read candidate bios here! happycity.ca/2020/10/13/2020-candidates-board-of-directors/

About the Role
Board members are a key part of shaping and executing the work of Happy City St. John’s. They serve a two-year term and meet at least monthly, with additional committee meetings to plan for and implement events and campaigns.

Members of the Board are encouraged to bring forward ambitious ideas for Happy City projects and are given the opportunity to work with our energetic team to bring those ideas to fruition.

Board members are expected to attend at least 50% of board meetings, unless accommodations are agreed upon by the Chair.

Happy City St. John’s has an active volunteer board, and members should expect to spend at least 5-10 hours per month on Happy City duties.

Who Should Apply?
We are seeking board members with diverse experiences who have a passion for making their community a better place. All levels and kinds of expertise and lived experience are welcome.

Happy City St. John’s is committed to fulfilling its mission while embracing equity and diversity. We would be particularly interested in self-nominations from people who are members of designated groups including women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, racialized persons/visible minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity (2SLGBTQIA+). We believe these citizens’ experiences must be at the center of the work we do and hence strongly encourage nominations from people with these identities to apply.

How Does It Work?
Individuals self-nominate by completing an online form. Anyone can stand for election, except for candidates or elected officials for municipal, provincial, or federal office. The election of new Board members takes place on Wednesday, October 21 at Happy City’s AGM. Members vote to elect candidates at the AGM following the introductions of all candidates and all candidates must attend the AGM.

Submit your application by 4 pm on Tuesday, October 13.

Questions? Contact Jen Crowe – chair@happycity.ca

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