Happy City St. John’s is a non-profit which seeks to encourage, inform and facilitate civic dialogue in our city. We are looking for self-nominations to fill 6 board member positions, to be voted on at our 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 14th.
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 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. Meetings take place online.
Happy City St. John’s has an active volunteer board, and members should expect to spend at least 10-15 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 experiences are welcome.
Happy City St. John’s is committed to fulfilling its mission while embracing equity and diversity. We believe that all citizens’ experiences must be at the centre of the work we do and hence strongly encourage nominations from people from diverse backgrounds and different lived experiences to self-nominate.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Individuals self-nominate by completing the online form below. Anyone can stand for election, except for candidates or elected officials for municipal, provincial or federal office.
Your bio will be shared on the website and via email in advance of the AGM to inform members who are planning on attending the AGM and voting. You will be asked to share a little bit about yourself and why you are interested in a board role during the AGM (2 minutes maximum per nominee).
The election of new board members takes place on September 14th at Happy City’s AGM. Members vote to elect candidates at the AGM following the introduction of all candidates. Candidates for election must attend the AGM, either in person or via Zoom.
Contact information collected in this form will only be used to reach you before the AGM and otherwise will not be shared or used.
Apply HERE. Please submit your application by 4pm on September 10th.
Questions? Contact Debbie Wiseman – firstname.lastname@example.org.