Upcoming Neighborhood Council Elections

Upcoming Neighborhood Council Elections

Got some free time? Want to devote some of it to helping lead Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council?

The EGNC will be holding officer elections at its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 10. All positions are up for grabs — and anyone who’s a member can put their name forward for nomination.

The officer positions include chair, co-chair, vice chair, secretary and treasurer. Briefly: The chair heads meetings, appoints subcommittees and is the primary liaison between the EGNC and the city. The co-chair — which is a position that’s filled when necessary — helps share the load. The vice chair plays a slightly subordinate role, but in any event assists the chair and co-chair. The secretary writes everything down, such as meeting minutes and agendas. The treasurer at this point is a nominal role, but the position should be filled in anticipation of the EGNC becoming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

If you’d like to put your name forward, or if you have questions about the roles and responsibilities, please e-mail the nominations committee before April 8 so there’s enough time to include all names on the ballot.

Incidentally, this is a promising and exciting time to be an officer on the EGNC. Whoever is elected will help the neighborhood council with its transition into 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, assist in the neighborhood’s ambitious planning efforts, work towards establishing a more distinct identity in terms of social media and branding, and ensure that the city’s plans to revitalize North Monroe are consistent with what’s best for Emerson-Garfield.

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