Heritage Square Museum (HSM), www.heritagesquare.org, is seeking nominations of qualified professionals as candidates for election to their Board of Directors. The Museum’s mission is to preserve, restore, and interpret the architecture, physical environment, and cultural diversity of Southern California during the first hundred years of statehood. HSM has been entrusted with the care and management of the local architectural gems on its grounds, and the Museum operates a variety of tours and programs that allow the public to enjoy these structures while it promotes the Museum mission.
The nonprofit Cultural Heritage Foundation of Southern California, Inc., operates HSM. Board Directors represent HSM and are active advocates for its mission and activities.
HSM seeks a wide spectrum of committed and talented people from diverse disciplines for this working board. Nominees with nonprofit experience and historical, legal, financial, or architectural backgrounds will help round out the skill set that current Directors bring to the Board. Additional criteria are leadership, innovation, and knowledge in the field. Self-nominations are welcome.
Board Directors are asked to serve a two-year term (April 2015 – March 2017). As a Board Director, you must participate as an active officer of the board and/or as a member of committees or task forces. You are required to participate in scheduled board meetings, typically one meeting every two months. If a nominee is not already a Museum member, the nominee must become a member upon election to the Board. Nominees must be willing to bear the cost of Board participation, which includes HSM membership at the Society level. Additionally, the give-or-get policy requires Board Directors to either personally contribute or be responsible for a certain number of new contributions annually. HSM typically does not reimburse personal expenses incurred as a Board Director. Most communications are electronic; familiarity with email and Google Docs is required.
The Nominating Committee will recommend a slate of nominees for consideration at the Board meeting on February 18, 2015. Elections will be held at the Board meeting on March 18, 2015, and new Directors will begin their term on April 15, 2015.
Please complete the attached nomination form completely in order to be considered. Standard mail, fax, or email forms are all acceptable. Applications are available on the HSM website www.heritagesquare.org or by emailing the HSM Nominating Committee Chair. Nomination applications must be received by February 17, 2015.
Alexandria Fabbro, Nominating Committee Chair
3800 Homer Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031-1530