SOSNA Board Elections
UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 2020
The SOSNA Board of Directors is a working volunteer Board that establishes the policies and helps implement the programs and activities of the organization. The SOSNA board is an elected volunteer body, made up of 15 people from the neighborhood. Each board member serves a 3-year term and can only serve 2 consecutive terms, for a total of 6 years.
This year we will have a maximum of five (5) open positions to fill on the Board. While we are open to all candidates from our membership, this year we are hoping to find candidates with one or more of the following:
Accounting/non-profit finance background or prior experience on a finance committee
Prior non-profit board experience with a successful track record in fundraising and development
An engaged community leader involved with immigrant populations
An engaged community leader involved with a local religious institution at a leadership or board level
An engaged individual who is a woman/woman-identifying, LGBTQIA+, and/or person of color
SOSNA’s Board of Directors strives to be representative of our population of neighbors. Our Board of Directors and volunteers shape our programs and initiatives as we work towards community safety that supports and heals, not disenfranchises and displaces. We continue to be committed to creating a diverse board that represents our neighborhood in terms of race/ethnic groups, professions, education levels, ages, abilities and genders. All nomination applications are very welcome.
Read more about our Board of Directors here.
SOSNA will accept board nominations online and by drop-off/mail until FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need access to a printer for a [[paper version of the form]].
According to SOSNA bylaws, nominees must meet the following criteria:
Must be a full SOSNA Member (register here, it’s FREE)
To be a member, you must have your primary residence or who own real estate within SOSNA’s boundaries, have a business owned and/or headquartered within SOSNA’s boundaries, or direct a nonprofit organization headquartered within SOSNA’s boundaries
Be willing to serve at least one three (3) year term on the Board of Directors
Meet monthly on the last Wednesday of the month at 7:00p for our Board Meetings (virtually during COVID-19)
A paper version of the nomination form (PDF) can also be printed and dropped off at SOSNA's office at 1901 Washington Ave, Unit B (mailbox on 19th between Washington Ave & League St.)
SOSNA will post Board nominee’s speeches on our website and at our office window to be viewed by voters. Voting for the five (5) candidates will be held online and in-person through October 25, 2020 11:59p EST.
If you did not receive a ballot in your email inbox on October 20, 2020, please fill out this form.
You can also vote in person at our office (1901 Washington Ave, Unit B) on Friday, 10/23 between 8:30-10:30a.