April 7, 2020 6:00 - 8:30 pm at Summit Brewing Company, 910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul, MN
This is the annual meeting of the West 7th / Fort Road Federation and will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. You're welcome to arrive as early as 6:00 pm and the event should end at 8:30 pm.
Again, this year's event will feature conversation tables early in the evening and a kid activity corner throughout the event (NOT childcare, but a space for kids to do kid things while parents stand close by being adults). Agenda: 6:00 Doors Open - Visit conversation tables 6:30 Welcome, introduce Board candidates 7:00 Call to order Featured Speaker: Sean Kershaw, West 7th neighbor and Vice President of Wilder Center for Communities 7:30 President's Report Bylaw change reminder Update on strategic plan accomplishments 8:00 Introduce candidates for West 7th / Fort Road Federation Board Voting for Board members Announce Board member election results 8:30 Adjourn
Interested in running for the West 7th / Fort Road Federation Board?
The easiest way to get on the ballot is to complete the Board Candidate Question and Answer by Noon on March 6. The current Board of Directors will approve the slate of candidates at their March 9 Board meeting. It is possible to be added to the ballot by nomination petition no later than end of day on March 24.
NEW! Starting with this election, we have three board seats dedicated to residential renters for each of three geographic areas (see map). Also, the minimum age to be a Board member has been lowered to 16 years old, except for officer positions who must be 18+; officer positions include President, Vice Presidents, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Each position is up for re-election. This is a transition election after changing the bylaws in April 2019 to create staggered terms. So, this year some positions are one-year and some are two-year terms. In 2021, about half the positions will be up for re-election and all terms will be two years long.
Submit Board Candidate Form - by March 6, Noon
Nominations officially made by Federation Board to be on ballot - March 9, 7pm
Nominations made by petition - by March 24
NEW! Voting on-line and in-person at the office begins - March 31
Election at Annual Meeting - April 7
First Board meeting of elected members and orientation - May 11