The FPSE Neighborhood Association will accept nominations for the 2015 Board until the close of the October general meeting. Elections will be held at the November meeting.
* In order to conduct an election, we need at least 3 dues-paying members to serve on the Election Committee.  Committee members must not run in the upcoming election for a 2015 Board position.  If you serve on the Election Committee, you would help us collect nominations, print the election ballots, count ballots, and announce the winners. 
For those who are considering a position on the Board, the FPSENA Bylaws offer the following description of each board position:
President:  The President shall
  • convene regularly scheduled Board meetings;
  • preside or arrange for other members of the Board to preside at each meeting in the following order: Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer;
  • set meeting dates and locations;
  • appoint committees;
  • serve as ex-officio member of all committees;
  • call special meetings as necessary;
  • assist Secretary in preparing agenda for Board meetings;
  • assist in conducting new Board member orientation;
  • act as a spokesperson for the Association;
  • meet with local business owners and residents to determine wants/needs/issues in the community;
  • and be co-signer on the Forest Park Southeast Neighborhood Association bank account and all financial transactions.
Vice-President:  The Vice-President shall
  • take the place of the President when President is absent or incapacitated;
  • keep and update a database with the contact information of all members;
  • send out minutes to general members;
  • provide notice to the general membership of special meetings of the Board and/or of committees when such notice is required;
  • answer all email addressed to the Association on the website;
  • moderate and maintain all social media sites sponsored by the Association.
Secretary: The Secretary shall
  • keep records of Board actions;
  • oversee the taking of minutes at all Board meetings;
  • send out meeting announcements to the Board;
  • distribute copies of minutes and the agenda to each Board member;
  • maintain all Board records and ensure their accuracy;
  • coordinate agenda with other Board members;
  • send agenda to Board members one week prior to meetings;
  • act as meeting facilitator at General Body meetings or delegate that responsibility to another member;
  • oversee the taking of minutes at general meetings;
  • assume responsibilities of the President in the absence of the President and Vice-President.
Treasurer:  The Treasurer shall
  • keep a record of the association receipts;
  • help develop fundraising plans;
  • make financial information available to Board members and the public;
  • understand financial accounting for nonprofit organizations;
  • serve as financial officer of the organization;
  • keep records of all moneys received and owed;
  • collect and encourage payment of money owed;
  • keep track of and give year-end receipts to donors of all tax deductible donations;
  • present supporting documentation of all financial transactions at each Board meeting;
  • assume responsibilities of the President in the absence of the President, Vice-President, and Secretary;
Member-at-Large: The Member-at-Large shall
  • be assigned special functions and projects as delegated by the President;
  • attend all Board meetings;
  • work on special projects as needed;
  • present concerns and ideas of the general membership to the Board;
  • represent the interests of the general membership to the board.