Village Governance / Village Life

Finding Candidates for Our Boards


From Maggie Blackwell

governance-jigsaw puzzleThe Association of Condos and Coops (ACC) and Friends of the Village (FOV) are planning to sponsor meetings with information formulated by all boards working with Future Sense to explain how boards work and what board members do. Future Sense is an organizational consulting firm working with Laguna Woods Village. These meetings are not geared to any viewpoint, but are meant to inform Villagers and broaden and increase the field of candidates.

Monday, June 20, Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2, 4 pm: Board Member 101:
Want to know more about our boards, but are afraid to ask? Secretly want to be a board member but are afraid to run? Come to our meeting, expand your knowledge, and allay your doubts. You are just the person our community needs. If board membership is not for you, you can still get involved. Join a board committee. They need your comments and expertise and advice and you will be “in the know.” As a board member, not only will you be “in the know,” but you will also be “in the future,” making a valuable contribution to life in the newly-transitioned Village.

On Monday, June 20, at 4 pm in Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2, come as see “Board Member 101.” A video presentation, taken from the 2016 Workshop conducted by organizational consultants Future Sense, “Governance 101,” in which all Laguna Woods Village boards participated, will be featured. There will be Q&A and discussion, clarifying expectations and requirements for board membership. Helpful handouts will be provided. This is important information, especially for candidates as well as for all Villagers. Don’t miss it!

Monday, July 18, Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2, 4 pm: Board Member 102:
Look for a follow-up workshop, “Board Member 102,” which will delve more into what it means to be a board member.

TV6: Videotaped interviews with current board members are planned.
These interviews will share a bit about the life of a Village board member.

August: Meet the Candidates: one meeting by ACC and one meeting by FOV.
FOV’s meeting will be held Thursday, August 25, 2016, from 5-9 pm in Clubhouse 3.

We hope every resident finds these meetings helpful and informative.

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