Join the Flashpoint Board of Directors!

As our “events year” comes to a close, Flashpoint Artists Initiative begins its search for community members to fill two Board of Directors seats, each serving a two-year term.

The Board of Directors is currently composed of five members: Dusty Graham (term ending December 2017), Aislinn McEarchern (term ending December 2016), Rebecca Rea (term ending December 2017), Anna Stroup (Safari Anna) (term ending December 2016) and Michelle Waymire (term ending December 2017). Aislinn and Anna’s seats will open up at the end of the year, and we thank them for their service.

Role: The role of a director of our board is not an easy position, but it is a very important one. The board as a whole - and its members individually - are answerable for everything that FAI does and how those things are accomplished. They are responsible for the ongoing strategic planning of the organization, as well as tactical measures such as contracts, insurance, land procurement, legal paperwork, communications, community outreach, and financial oversight.

While the Board of Directors is not directly involved in planning the events, they are responsible for building and maintaining the vision of the organization, and ensuring the long-term sustainability of Flashpoint Artists Initiative.Beyond that, the Board of Directors are caretakers and trustholders of our community and its welfare. It is a board member’s job to examine, contemplate and have an opinion on all operations of FAI, from responding to complaints from community members to creating and writing FAI policy.

Qualifications: While not a requirement, It is helpful if you have experience in marketing, technology implementation, finances, HR or law. However, you do not have to have been on the Board of Directors of another organization to run for these positions or have a professional job title. Along with passion for the year-round management of the Org, members must possess two essential qualities: integrity and an open mind.

Time Commitment: Members are required to attend monthly meetings, as well as serve on two board-level committees and keep current on email correspondence. There may be additional weekly meetings, if needed. The average time commitment is 4-6 hours per week. Board of Directors terms last two years.

Important dates:

  • Nominations are open until November 25
  • Community voting for Board of Directors is open November 26 - December 13
  • Meet the Candidates Town Hall: December 9
  • Election results will be announced: December 15

If you are interested in running for a board seat, please fill out the nomination form. **Please note, a community member cannot serve as an ELT while also serving as a Board member.**

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