If you have an interest in meeting people, sharing project ideas and executing organizational and community projects from start to finish, and you want to connect with your neighbors on issues you care about in Forest Hill, we want you!
Our 2017 trustee elections will be held on May 11, 2017. The Blue Cottage will serve as the polling place. Proxy/absentee ballots will be available online as well as at the Blue Cottage. Votes will be counted by the League of Women Voters, and ballots will be retained as corporate records. I look forward to your participation.
Nominations must be submitted by April 29, 2017.
Forest Hill Home Owners, Inc. is a non-profit, member-governed association, and the board of trustees is the ultimate decision-making center of the FHHO. The board provides overall direction for the FHHO on behalf of the membership, ensures sound management to achieve the goals of the FHHO, and keeps the membership informed about the status of the FHHO.
All Forest Hill homeowners are members of the organization. Each year the members meet to elect our board of trustees, who in turn nominate and elect an executive committee comprised of area residents, to manage the organization.
The organization is dependent upon volunteer contributions of members for carrying out its many responsibilities. Trustees serve without compensation. These volunteers make time in their busy schedules for Forest Hill and donate hundreds of hours of time and professional services to our organization. Through its officers, committees, and trustees, Forest Hill Home Owners, Inc., has established a gratifying record in maintaining and advancing the high community standards of this area.
Qualifications to become a board member are as follows:
- FHHO member in good standing.
- Knowledge of and/or interest in community building desirable.
- Useful experience, education, or skills might include prior work on a volunteer board; financial, business, or legal background management, supervisory, or organizational skills; negotiation, facilitation, and conflict resolution skills; collective/cooperative experience.
- An interest in meeting people, sharing project ideas and resources to execute our organizational and community projects, and connecting on issues you care about in Forest Hill.
In order to be in good standing, the trustee must be current on the minimum level of donation ($75), with a suggested contribution level of $150 for 2017. The candidate must have made the minimum donation by April 27, 2017 to be on the ballot.
Execute the following trustee duties:
Deliver welcome packets
Welcome packets are provided by the Membership Chair. The trustee is expected to notify FHHO of any new residents, acquire a packet, and deliver it in person to the new resident. The trustee is expected to point out the dues solicitation, and speak to the positive impact the organization is making to Forest Hill.
Discuss FHHO with residents and solicit support
We currently see resident financial participation approaching 25%. We need trustee help to solicit donations from non-participating members (residents).
Support FHHO goals and objectives
Once we have established the priorities and goals for 2017, which will be driven by trustee input and executive direction, trustees are expected to support these efforts through volunteerism and encouraging neighborhood involvement.
Report standards violations
The standards team needs trustee help to identify problems or changes related to roofing, siding, windows, gutters, and yard maintenance.
Represent members to the Executive Committee
The Executive Committee meets monthly. All trustees are welcome to attend. If not able to attend, they are expected to communicate any issues to the Chairman of the Board.
Attend 2 bi-annual trustee meetings
The spring meeting is generally focused on agenda setting for the year, while the fall meeting is generally when executive elections are held.
Engage street for block parties
Social interaction is critical to building a strong community. FHHO would like every block to host an annual block party. FHHO’s social and street club chair will help trustees establish a block party “team”, led by street trustees.
In addition, every trustee is expected to join an existing committee, or with the approval of the executive committee, form a new committee, or work on a special project.
Communities are stronger when we work together. Forest Hill Home Owners can be what you make it! Interested in joining our board? click here for the fhho board of trustees nomination form.