Grants:IdeaLab/Community Broker for the Board of Trustees
What is the problem you're trying to solve?
What is your solution?
A Community Broker, authorised to attend Board meetings, to present items for discussions and to participate in dicussions, but not a voting member. Their responsibility would be to gather and priotitise issues of concern to the Community, to speak for Community concerns at Board meetings and to relay appropriate parts of Board discussions back to the Community. The Broker would need to work effectively with the Chair to handle confidential and personnel issues. Ideally the Broker would be elected by the Community on a similar basis to the nominees for Board membership. The role would be purely voluntary and unpaid but would require administrative and logistical support from staff as do the Board officers.
About the idea creator
A participant in Board-related discussions saddened by the mutual lack of understanding between Board and Community
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