Victor Heights At-Large Business Owner, Employee, Non-Profit or Property Owner Representative is defined as a stakeholder who is a business owner, employee, non-profit representative or property owner within the Victor Heights geographical area (see map) and who is 15 years or older.
Proof of eligibility is verified through documentation. Various forms of documentation are accepted, as noted in the NC Election Documentation Guide (PDF).
Vacancies on the Board are filled using the following procedure per HCNNC’s Bylaws:
• Vacant board seats shall be announced at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting and physically posted a minimum of twenty-one (21) calendar days prior to being placed on the agenda to fill the vacancy.
• A Stakeholder interested in filling a vacancy on the Board shall submit a written application to the any member of the Board who will then submit the application to the Officers of the Board for confirmation of stakeholder status prior to return to the appropriate body for interviews.
• The Chair shall cause the matter to be placed on the agenda for the next regular meeting of the Board.
• The Board will vote at the meeting to fill the vacancy. The candidate must receive at least a majority of votes of the Board members present and voting.
• The candidate who prevails shall fill the remaining term of the board seat.
What it means to be an NC board member
As a Neighborhood Council board member, there are several compliance requirements to consider. Board members are required to complete mandatory training sessions, follow their neighborhood council’s bylaws and standing rules, and engage the public in their work in a meaningful, transparent, and inclusive manner. Mandatory training topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
A. Code of Conduct
C. Funding training
D. Planning 101 (required for planning committees)
E. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-bias training
The Code of Conduct, Ethics, AND Funding training are required to vote on any financial matters before the board.
Responsibilities of NC Board members
Neighborhood Council board members volunteer their time, network and expertise, committing on average 10 – 20 hours a month, on behalf of the Neighborhood Council System and are subject to pertinent laws that govern city departments and government entities. Neighborhood Councils make recommendations to City decision-makers. Neighborhood Councils are neither decision-making nor legislative bodies and are subject to pertinent laws that govern City departments and government entities.
For more information or assistance with the application, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (323) 716-3918.