January 16, 2017
Present: Madhu Bangalore, David Dixen, David Kirchner, Jeanne Novak, Midge Olsen, Todd Peterson, Akilah Sanders-Reed, Marc Scovill, Ed Stern, Carole Wilson, Mary Cummings
- Executive Director Search
The board entered executive session. Board members agreed to note the following for the minutes:
Board members on the search committee reported on the committee’s work. The board interviewed finalists for the position. The board discussed the finalists. The board asked the board chair to enter negotiations with a candidate.
- Executive Director report
Mary announced that the fundraising appeal to raise the payoff amount for the mortgage (due in January 2018) was extraordinarily successful. One donor contributed $24,000, a sum equal to the entire payoff amount, and there were several other large gifts. The board expressed deep appreciation to the organization’s donors.
- New member: The Board has received an application from Sue Martin to join the board. Since the board is currently at 10 members is ordinarily about 12 members, a motion was made that Sue be added to the board immediately instead of waiting until the regular board transition period in the summer. (Such action is allowed under the bylaws to fill a vacancy.) The motion was unanimously approved.