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Hi friend
Generator would like to thank Alex Hahl for his incredible service to this community, as a Member Representative to Generator's Board of Directors.

As many of you are aware, Alex has recently departed his Member Representative position to join the staff team as our Operations & Safety Technician! While we are all very excited about this transition, it does leave us with a spot to fill. 

We seeking applications (by October 19th!!!) from Members who are interested in a more active role in the Generator community. 

Please read on to learn more about the election process, and scroll to the bottom of this email to find the full Member Representative Role Description!
MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE APPLICATION
Member Representative Election Process is as follows:
  • October 19th, 2021 - Deadline for all interested Members to fill out Member Representative Application
  • October 19th, 2021 - All applicants reviewed by the Membership and Volunteer Coordinator (Me!)
  • October 20th - November 2nd - Open voting for all eligible member applicants via online voting. 
  • November 8th - New Member Representative announced & welcomed to Board of Directors 
Thank you for being an active member in our community and for considering whether you or another member you know might be a good fit for the Member Representative position!

Cheers!
Eric Roy
Membership and Volunteer Coordinator
MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE APPLICATION

MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE ROLE DESCRIPTION

Member Representatives to the Board (Member Rep) are active members of Generator who interact with various constituents including members, staff, local community members and liaisons with the Board of Directors. A Member Rep has a clear understanding of the Generator’s mission and an ability to be an ambassador of the organization and a member advocate. They are encouraged to create, promote and attend Generator events with a focus on recruiting members, building a strong membership community and contributing to member’s success as artists, collaborators, entrepreneurs, inventors, and innovators. They provide input around strategic and visionary leadership for Generator and are eligible to serve on one or more Board subcommittees by invitation.

APPOINTMENT

Member Representatives are elected by a majority vote of the members. Up to three Member Representatives may serve at a time, each Member Rep serving for 2 year terms.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Attends bi-monthly board meetings and board subcommittees meetings as requested. 

  • Supports members in connecting to outreach and communication platforms to strengthen Generator’s forums.

  • Listen to and Identify the needs of the membership; acts as a liaison to provide membership feedback, requests, and possible solutions to the staff and board.

  • Fosters a diverse, equitable, inclusive and safe community culture.

  • Engages membership equitably and effectively by using multiple forms of communication and outreach to ensure a diversity of participation.

  • Attends member meet-ups and/or gatherings. 

  • Participate in the annual performance review of the Executive Director

  • Serves on the Board of Directors and in subcommittees as a non-voting member for a term of 2 years.

Member Representatives are asked to commit to participation in the following:

  • Bi-monthly Board meetings

  • Monthly membership meetings

  • Meetings of Board subcommittees they have joined

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Active member of Generator that strongly supports Generator’s mission 

  • Community leadership and organizational skills

  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Be excellent listeners, actively seeking input from members

  • Passion for learning and making. 

  • Participates regularly in a broad range of Generator activities

  • Ability to separate personal interest from organization and member interests

  • Respectful of all constituents of the organization

MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE APPLICATION
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