Are you thinking about joining the Summit-University Planning Council Board? Take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about joining:
Q: What is the time commitment?
A: All Board Members go to one committee meeting and one board meeting a month. Our board meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of the month, and committee meetings vary. If you want to do more, we have lots of volunteer opportunities.
Q: Do you have to be a homeowner to join the District Council?
A: No, you just have to be a resident of the Summit-University neighborhood.
Q: Do I need to have any specific credentials?
A: You just need to have a sincere interest in learning about community concerns and neighborhood issues! We need engaged, dedicated people to serve on the Board. If you’d like to learn more about local government, have a voice in city decisions that affect the neighborhood, meet more of your neighbors, and help continue the tradition of Summit-University as a strong, connected community, please consider running for the board.
Q: Are there any fees involved with joining the board?
A: No, but we do appreciate donations from anyone, any time! http://www.summit-university.org/donations.html
Q: Will I be an elected member of the government?
A: While the district councils in Saint Paul work closely with the City of Saint Paul and other agencies, board members are not elected officials and do not hold public office. We are an independent nonprofit, and candidates are running to be elected to the board of directors whose mission is to serve this community.
Q: I'm interested! How do I get on the ballot?
A: Running to join the SUPC board is easy! Just visit our website for instructions:
http://www.summit-university.org/how-to-run.html or call our office at 651-228-1855.
Q: Can I vote for myself?
A: We hope you do! We also hope you encourage your neighbors to vote for you as well.
Q: How do I vote for candidates?
A: Voting begins September 1, 2018. We have a table at the Selby Jazz Fest on September 8 where you can vote, but we also have other options. More information here: http://www.summit-university.org/voting.html
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