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Board of Directors Nominations Now Open

Monday, October 5, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Glymph
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Board of Directors Nominations Now Open!

Submit your nomination by October 21. 


It is the time of year when Forum 35 opens up its call for Board of Director nominations. Forum 35 is an all-volunteer organization and without you, the organization would not be where it is today. Thank you for making a commitment to be part of positive change and improvements in our community.

One of the most valuable things a Forum 35 member can provide to the organization is their leadership. Our organization is run by a Board of Directors consisting of members just like you; members who have accepted the challenge and made the transition from member to Director.


Forum 35 is now accepting nominations for open positions on the 2016 - 2017 Board of Directors through Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. We are in need of dedicated leaders who work well with others and can provide the motivation to move Forum 35 to a new level of success. In accordance with our Bylaws, we have 9 Class "B" Director positions open for nomination. These positions are two year terms. Directors who currently hold those positions and wish to remain on the Board will be considered alongside new applicants.


To be considered for the Forum 35 Board of Directors, a candidate must meet the following qualifications:

  • Voting Member: Is current on dues and has not yet reached the age of 40.
  • Service:  Has actively served in some capacity on a Forum 35 committee or project.


A voting member may nominate themselves or another voting member for consideration. If you are nominating someone other than yourself, please first determine their willingness to serve on the Board. Nominations must be made using this form and received no later than 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 21. In order to access the Nomination Form, you will be asked to login to the Forum 35 website.


Please note, unlike some nonprofits, Forum 35 has no Executive Director. While we contract some duties out, much of Forum 35's administrative and planning work is performed by the Board of Directors. As such, we are a "working" Board and have high expectations of our Directors with respect to organizational involvement and support. In exchange for your time and energy, you will have a direct hand in guiding this organization, resulting in a unique and invaluable leadership experience which can be leveraged for future service opportunities. Past members of the Forum 35 Board of Directors have served on parish government committees, served on the Boards of other nonprofit organizations, and have started their own highly-regarded initiatives in the community.

I hope that you will consider joining Forum 35's 2016 Board of Directors. With your leadership and effort, we can continue striving toward excellence for Baton Rouge and its community members. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions concerning Board nominations. Thanks in advance for your careful consideration.


Kelly G. Bienn
Secretary, Forum 35

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