The end of the year is approaching, which means the election is near for the  2016 Board of Directors of the Home Park Community Improvement Association (HPCIA).  Those who are interested in serving in a Board position or on the Nomination Committee (to assist soliciting and vetting candidates) are encouraged to contact the current Board at HPCIAboard@homepark.org

 

Though all Board positions are up for a vote and volunteers may nominate themselves for any position, we have a particular need for a President (or as in the past 2 years, two Co-Presidents), Membership Chair, and Special Events Chair.  Note that according to our By-Laws, presidential candidates should have served on the Board previously, but if we don’t have an active or former board member pursue this role, it will be open for nominations/votes.

 

Our next meeting will be at 7pm, October 13th at the R. Kirk Landon Learning Center, 1015 Tumlin Street NW, Atlanta GA 30318.  The slate of candidates will be presented at this meeting, with the election to be held at the last meeting of the year, on December 8th.

 

Note, that those voting for Board positions and serving in these roles must be active (dues-paying members): http://www.homepark.org/join- hpcia/
No compensation is provided for any Board position, these are volunteer positions only.

Deadline to submit an email for consideration is Dec. 1st, 2016

A description all positions is copied below:

President:
The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee and shall be empowered to call special meetings of HPCIA and to break tie votes of the members. In addition, the President shall be authorized to make expenditures for HPCIA within limit established by the Board of Directors, and serve as general spokesperson and liaison for the association. The President shall notify the Board of Directors of all official activities. The president shall appoint 2 HPCIA representatives to the Board of Directors of HPLC, Inc., one of whom shall serve as a board member-at-large. The president may make other appointments as necessary with Board approval.

Vice President – Community Planning & Development:
The Vice President – Community Planning & Development shall head the Planning and Development Committee and spearhead the process of developing and refining the long-term community plans and goals of the association. The Vice President – Community Planning & Development shall be ex-officio member of all committees, shall encourage regular participation of all active members, and shall such other duties as may be prescribed by the President. The Vice President – Community Planning & Development shall be responsible for arranging topics or speakers for monthly community meetings.

Vice President – Learning Center:

The Vice President – Learning Center shall be one of the two people appointed by the President to serve on the HPLC, Inc. Board of Directors. He shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the President.

Treasurer:

The Treasurer shall have the authority and responsibility for the receipt, disbursement and safekeeping of the funds and securities of HPCIA and for keeping the Board of Directors informed at all times as to the financial health of HPCIA. The Treasurer, working with the President, shall make written reports of the receipts and disbursements at each regularly scheduled meeting of the Board. The Treasurer’s records shall always be open for inspection with the exception of personnel records. The Treasurer shall also oversee any audit requested by the Board of Directors and performed by an independent accountant or an accredited certified public accountant. The Treasurer shall be responsible for recommending to the Directors the investment of funds of HPCIA and present a review of the performance of investments at the annual meeting and from time to time.

Secretary:

The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors and shall cause to be kept the minutes of the Executive Committee meetings and shall be the custodian of all records not specifically assigned to the custody of others. The Secretary shall conduct or be the custodian of all correspondence of HPCIA and shall perform such other duties as the President may prescribe.

Chair of the Land Use Committee and NPU-E Representative (2 positions)

It shall be the duty of the Land Use Committee to oversee all building and development plans as they become known for development in the community for commercial and residential uses, including variance applications. A representative of the Land Use Committee [or NPU-E Representative] shall represent HPCIA Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU) E meetings. This committee shall hold public monthly meetings and operate under the rules of NPU-E and the City of Atlanta.

Chair of the Business Committee

It shall be the duty of the Business Committee to work actively to encourage membership and involvement from private businesses and organizations in the Home Park area. This committee shall work closely with the Planning and Development Committee to ensure long-term development goals are communicated clearly with the business community.

Chair of the Public Safety Committee

It shall be the duty of the Public Safety Committee to maintain relationships with city and county public safety officials and to communicate with them on issues affecting quality of life in Home Park, including traffic and crime enforcement, condition of streets and sidewalks, and housing code violations.

Chairs of the Membership and Special Events Committees (2 positions)

It shall be the duty of the Membership & Special Events Committee to plan events and activities that shall encourage participation by members of the community. It is also the committee’s responsibility to plan and implement programs that benefit the community and to recommend to the Executive Committee any funding needs that may become necessary for implementing these programs. It shall also be the duty of this committee to maintain the membership roster and to work actively to increase the membership of HPCIA from private residents and businesses.

Chair of the Marketing & Communications Committee

It shall be the duty of the Communications Committee to oversee the production of the newsletter and other communications vehicles and promoting HPCIA to the appropriate agencies. E-mail shall be considered an acceptable means of communications. Official communications shall represent the goals and mission of HPCIA and shall be approved by the Board of Directors prior to dissemination.

The newsletter shall be published no less than four times annually and shall be mailed or otherwise delivered to HPCIA membership. At least one newsletter per year shall be distributed to the neighborhood and businesses in the Home Park area.