Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council
Notice of Boardmember VacancyPosted on 09/01/20
Notice of Boardmember Vacancy
There are 2 seats to be filled in this category to serve for the remainder of the 2- year term that started in May 2019.
Stakeholder Group Representative
Term: 2 Years
Article V - Governing Board
Section 1. B.
Stakeholder Group Representatives
Seven (7) Stakeholder Group Representatives shall be elected at large. These Representatives shall be elected from the pool of community stakeholders representing business and educational, faith-based, and community, service, youth, and special-interest organizations located in the community or meeting regularly in the community.
Governing Board Structure
Eligibility to Run for the Seat
To apply, please submit your interest statement and contact information to be considered at the next STNC Board meeting. Attending the STNC Executive Committee meeting is not a requirement but is recommended so you may learn more about the position, how to apply and responsibilities of the board position and meeting participation. Next Executive Committee meeting is Wednesday, September 30, 2020. For more information call 818-951-7411. Deadline to submit your interest statement by September 23, 2020 to [email protected]
Stakeholder Group Representatives shall be elected at large. These Representatives shall be elected from the pool of stakeholders representing non- profits, educational, faith-based, service, youth, and special-interest organizations located or meeting regularly within the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council boundaries. No organization may have more than one stakeholder representative. All Group Representatives must participate on at least one committee.
For more information please see STNC Bylaws and also the following Neighborhood Council Reforms Passed City Counicil on 8/25/20
City Council unanimously passes Neighborhood Council reforms: New minimum board member & voting ages; new definition of Community Interest Stakeholder
Today City Council voted unanimously 12-0 to support the Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts, and River (HENPAR) Committee’s recommendation to amend the definition of a Neighborhood Council Community Interest Stakeholder, as well as adopt a uniform minimum voting age, minimum board member service age, and optional Youth Seat for Neighborhood Councils.
A Community Interest Stakeholder is now defined as a member or participant in a Community Organization, which has maintained a physical address within NC boundaries for at least one year, and whose ongoing, verifiable activities or operations confer some benefit to the community served by that NC. Examples include nonprofits, schools, or faith-based institutions.
Individuals must be age 18+ on election or selection day, to serve on an NC board, with the exception of Youth Seat board members, who must be between the ages of 14 - 17. Each NC has the option to have one Youth Seat on their board.
Voters in NC elections must be age 16 or above on the election or selection day, except for voters for Youth Seat candidates, who must be age 14 or above.
In all cases, none of the above changes apply retroactively, and any currently seated NC member whose eligibility to serve may be impacted when the new ordinances take effect may still serve the remainder of their term.
These recommendations were the outcome of the Neighborhood Council Reform motion made by Councilmember David Ryu in May 2018. See the original motion and the adopted ordinances in City Council File 14-0467