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Member Elected Board Member

It's that time of the year when we elect a new Member Board Member! Would you be a good candidate to represent Sparks members on the Board of Directors? Nominate yourself today


Director- Drew Gates (passionate and talented member Board Member) term is up, and it is time we elect a new. Nominate yourself by emailing [email protected]. Help guide the organization through team leadership. 

"I’ve been a member rep for two years and it’s been an amazing experience. I’ve been able to influence major decisions, both through the Board of Directors and through the Member Advisory Committee. And both of those groups have benefitted from my unique perspective. On a personal level, running the MAC meetings has taught me leadership skills and built my confidence in speaking in my mind" -Faith Scimone

Board Members roles and responsibilities:


  • Duty to care, a duty of loyalty, and a duty of obedience to the organization they serve.

  • Duty to mission and purpose.

  • Actively participate in an overall planning process and assist in implementing and monitoring the plan's goals.

  • Monitor and strengthen programs and services.

  • Assist one of the Spark committees

  • Attend board meetings. They have been scheduled for the first Wednesday of every month.

  • Co-chair the Membership Committee with the Executive Director. Meets- 3rd Tuesdays of every other month 6-8 pm

Member Representation on the Board of Directors:


Two Director seats on the Board of Directors shall be reserved for representatives elected by the membership. These director seats shall be subject to all bylaws, policies, and other regulations that pertain to the Board of Directors and shall have all of the same rights and responsibilities, except:

  • Terms for these two Director seats shall be one year in length.

  • Terms shall be staggered such that one term begins on January 1 and the other term begins on July 1 of each year. Elections for these seats shall be held at least two weeks before the start of the term at any meeting open and advertised to the full membership.

  • Only Spark members in good standing shall be eligible to vote in such elections.

  • Only Spark members in good standing whose election would not exceed the normal term limit for a Director set elsewhere in these bylaws shall be eligible to run in such elections.

  • If either of these Director seats shall become vacant, the Board of Directors may, at its discretion, choose to appoint any Spark member to fill the seat for the remainder of the term.

  • These Director seats shall not be considered Outside Director seats regardless of the membership status of the elected representatives.

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