We have seen a lot of new faces, heard a lot of great ideas, and still have a lot of work to do to help make the South End Neighborhood a better place for all. Come join us!
SENCo will hold our annual General Elections on November 16th, 2019. This year there are 5 positions available for election/re-election to the South End Neighborhood Council. Interested? See below for a description of board member responsibilities.
South End Neighborhood Council Board Responsibilities/Description
A Board member is the representative of the community, SENCo, and the public at large. Board members assist the community and SENCo in accomplishing its goals and its mission within the SENCo boundaries.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop the policies and programs that guide the organization.
- Participate regularly in Board meetings.
- Review and vote on issues that are within our goals and plans to support the community and achieve our mission.
- Review and approve our strategic plan and goals of our Board.
- Serve actively on one or more committees and assist the Board in the accomplishment of its mission.
- Review annually the Board’s performance and take steps to improve its performance through education, outreach, and other great ideas you initiate.
- Assist the city in its efforts to support the community, and in building relationships that strengthen the objectives and mission of our community and SENCo.
- Assist in fundraising and community representation activities.
- Seek the support of others within our boundaries, and participate in responding to the community’s concerns.
- Act in the best interest of our community.
- Seek community input for decisions.
- Encourage the growth and development of other community groups.
- Appropriately use City and Government Agencies’ information and resources to help address issues.
- Support services that strengthen youth, family, and community.
- Advise and support community on pertinent issues.
- Work for the quality of life within our community and city.
Who Is Eligible?
All residents, property owners, business owners, and employees within the Neighborhood Council boundaries are members of the Neighborhood Council. All members of the Neighborhood Council may actively participate in its activities. However, members must be 18 years of age to vote and therefore, must be 18 years of age to hold a position on the Board of Directors. Those under the age of 18 can hold special positions on advisory committees such as Student Advisory.
If you want to get involved in local politics on a neighborhood scale, this is a great opportunity to learn, grow, and give back to your community. Please complete an application found under the Get Involved tab of the SENCo website (senco353.org) and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or through the mail and postmarked by November 6, 2019 to the address below.
South End Neighborhood Council
4911 South Alaska Street
Tacoma, WA 98408