Dear Prospective Board Member,
On behalf of the Kalamazoo Eastside Neighborhood Association (KENA) Board of Directors, I would like to thank you for your interest in serving on our board. Please complete the enclosed one-page application and return it with your resume to the Eastside Neighborhood Association Executive Director.
I invite you to talk to our executive director or any board members in order to have your questions about the KENA answered. Once the Directors review your application you will be invited to the next board meeting. Meetings are typically held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6PM. At this time, the Directors will ask you any questions that they may have, as well as take a few moments to provide you with information and answer any of your questions. If you are applying to join the board to fill a vacant position during a current term, you may then leave the meeting and the Directors will take action on your application. If you are applying to join the board at the beginning of a term, you will join us for our annual meeting (held in June) at which time neighborhood residents will vote to fill vacant positions.
Please understand that if you are accepted to the Board you will be responsible to: Attend all Board Meetings and KENA Functions; be informed about the KENA’s mission, services, policies and programs; follow conflict of interest and confidentiality policies; and refrain from making special requests of the staff.
Thank you once again for your support and consideration to join the Eastside Neighborhood Association Board of Directors. It is dedicated individuals like you who make this neighborhood such a great place to live, work, and play.
Board of Directors President