Thinking of running in the upcoming election for our Board of Directors? Here’s a list of FAQs that may help you determine whether you want to place your bid as a candidate.
Q: What is the mission of Young at Heart Resources?
A: The mission of Young at Heart Resources is to promote systems that maintain and enhance the quality of life for older adults in the home environment of their choice.
This is done by listening to the needs, identifying and coordinating resources, planning, developing and implementing programs, services and systems for older adults and their caregivers. The organization strives to ensure effective, efficient use of resources and supports individual choice and informed decision making.
Q: What’s included in the responsibilities of the Board of Directors?
A: Assessing the needs of seniors and their caregivers, identifying gaps in services, finding solutions; developing and administering the area plan; approving service contracts according to state and federal guidelines and funding allotments; developing policies and procedures for the organization; monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of our service providers; advocating on behalf of all our older adults, across an 18-county region; uniting in one voice with the YAH board and organization; etc.
Q: How many board members are there?
A: There are 9 elected seats. We currently have an appointed treasurer, as well, and two ex-officio members and some staff who attend the meetings.
Q: How long is a member’s term?
A: 3 years, with a max of 3 terms for each member should one choose to run for re-election.
Q: Does a board member receive any compensation?
A: No, this is a volunteer position. But members may receive expense reimbursements for attendance to board meetings, or in the course of performing business that relates to the organization.
Q: How often are the board meetings, and where are they?
A: Regular board meetings are scheduled once per month on the fourth Monday, and take place at our Cameron office. Each meeting averages 2 hours or so. Occasionally there is need for a special meeting to be called.
Q: Will I receive any training?
A: Each new member has a brief orientation session and is given a binder of policies, procedures, Area Agency on Aging history, and more.
Q: How do I run?
A: You can access the Candidate Packet on our website HERE, or call our office (888-844-5626) to request one by mail. The deadline for submission of your Intent to Run and related documents is April 12th.
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