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DEADLINE APPROACHING
2019 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - CONTINUUM BOARD MEMBERSHIP

The Baltimore City Continuum of Care is now accepting nominations for Board members.  Please read this newsletter and related documents carefully for full details on the timeline, nomination process, and election.  

Timeline
October 18th     Board Member Nomination Form Released
November 4th    Board Member Nomination Form Deadline
November 28th    Notice for Election: A list of nominees and their biographies will be released to Continuum members.
December 5th     Continuum Membership Form Deadline: In order to vote, you must establish Continuum membership and attend 50% of Continuum meetings thereafter.  Existing members do NOT need to resubmit forms.
December 12th   Continuum Meeting and Voting
January 2020 New Continuum Board member terms commence.

Board membership will consist of both elected (voting) and appointed (non-voting) seats.  The appointed seats will be selected by the Board and City of Baltimore, while the Elected seats will be filled through a nomination, review, and voting process. Voting members of the Baltimore City Continuum Board are selected via a community process.  

The Continuum is now accepting nominations for the following open positions within each category (see the attached documents for descriptions of the Board composition and categories):
  • Homeless or Formerly Homeless Individuals: 3 positions
  • Homeless and At-Risk of Homeless Service Providers: 2 positions
  • At-Large Representatives: 1 position
  • System Leaders: 2 positions
The following PDF versions and online forms are available to support the nomination process:
  • The announcement flyer should be shared within your organizations or networks to encourage nominations and participation.
  • To nominate an individual for Board membership, please complete the included form or complete it online.
  • To establish your Continuum membership and eligibility to vote, please complete the included from or complete it online. [You do not need to resubmit this form if you have already completed this in the past.]
  • The Board composition summary shows which Board seats are vacant or open for election.
Please contact us at journey.home@baltimorecity.gov or 410-545-1979 with any questions. 
 
Sincerely,
The Continuum Governance Committee
CONTINUUM GOVERNANCE CHARTER & BYLAWS 
PUBLIC REVIEW
In accordance with the annual review process designed by the CoC Governance Committee, the existing charter and bylaws and proposed amendments are now being released for public review and comment from Continuum members. The public review period began on October 18th and will end on Monday, November 4th, 2019.  Please send all comments to journey.home@baltimorecity.gov. 

Comments will be reviewed by the Governance Committee and final amendment recommendations will be presented to the Continuum Board during their December meeting.  The Board will vote to approve a new version of the charter and bylaws.  If recommended amendments impact the decision-making authority of Continuum members, the full CoC must also vote to approve those amendments. 
YOUTH ACTION BOARD MEMBERSHIP
APPLICATIONS DUE NOVEMBER 1st, 2019
The Baltimore City Continuum of Care's Youth Action Board is now accepting applications for new members!  If you are a young leader or you know of young leaders who want to make a real change in Baltimore City for youth experiencing homelessness, then apply to be on the Baltimore City’s Continuum of Care Youth Action Board. The deadline is November 1st, 2019.

The application can be completed online here. You can also find a PDF version and flyer here.  Please help us spread the word by sharing this opportunity within your organizations and network!
ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 
St Vincent de Paul Beans and Bread Outreach Center is delighted to host an ID day on November 6 for individuals experiencing homelessness and living in poverty. IDs are provided by the Motor Vehicle Administration of Baltimore and United Way. 

Date: Wednesday November 6, 2019
Location: 400 S Bond St, Baltimore MD 21231
Times: 8:30am to 2:30pm

Please bring the following documents:
  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of address.
Please note: We can only accommodate 200 ID’s at this time. Beans and Bread can provide mailing address as needed. United Way will provide Temporary ID as needed.
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