Advisory Board Member

Organization:
Greater Falls Connections
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Organization Description
Greater Falls Connections is a substance misuse prevention and community building coalition. We have an advisory board that helps mostly with the monitoring of expenses and sounding board for staff. The board is requested to help at community events and with fundraising. The board meets once a month (currently in-person on the fourth Monday of the month, at 5:30 p.m., at Parks Place Resource Center in Bellows Falls) along with committee meetings. Members are generally elected to the board during the annual meeting held in late June, however members can be voted onto the board at any time. The application to be a board member is located at https://tinyurl.com/2s4ccewy.
Organization's Approach to Diversity, Equity, Belonging, & Inclusion

There has been some attempts to have a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive board but it has been a struggle. We have done well with having a mix of genders, with female board leadership for the last 18 months, and representation from the LGBTQIA+ community. The staff is well represented from the LGBTQIA+ community and there is a mix of white and Black team members. With a very small staff, there's just three of us, it is difficult to get much in the way of diversity but I will say we're doing as well as we can with this issue.

Board Terms and Term Limits
Year-long, for up to five years
Frequency & Duration of Board Meetings
Once a month, 90 minutes
Stipends for Board Membership
Yes
If Interested, Send Letter of Interest to the Following Point of Contact:
Neil Allen (she/they)
Point of Contact Email
neil@greaterfallsconnections.org