Board Minutes Oct. 19 — Progress continues

Minutes :Board of Directors

Greater Hidden Hills Community Development Corporation (GHHCDC)
held at Mainstreet Community Center, Oct. 19, 2013, 10 a.m. -11:15 a.m.

Attended: Jan Costello, Charlene Taylor, Calvin Sims, and Nadine Rivers-Johnson

Absent: Phyllis Frierson could not attend due to a family medical emergency

We began at 10:10.

Making sure all neighborhoods feel represented. Calvin asked that all neighborhood names be displayed prominently on published material (both electronic and print). We discussed the need to keep the website easy to read and memorable. Jan will create a map that shows all neighborhoods and put a direct link to the map in the toolbar under the masthead. We will consider other options as they become available.

All of the neighborhoods can be listed on printed material, as part of the letterhead design. These projects are under construction and will be reviewed by the board.

The logo is still in production.

We voted to approve the Conflict of Interest statement. It was unanimous.  Jan will prepare a form that each board member will sign, showing intent to abide by the bylaws, Code of Ethics, and Conflict of Interest policy.

Charlene emphasized the need to get a brochure done. She and Nadine volunteered to help prioritize the content for the brochure. We decided on a trifold, color brochure. Jan is working on the layout.

Banking. Calvin said he would talk to the local banks and find the best deal for our account. He will also ask about the banks’ community investment initiatives and find out how the GHHCDC may qualify.

We briefly discussed budgets. The Streetscape Committee continues to work on a budget.

We briefly discussed getting the 501c(3) status. Nadine advised us that we would need help from an accountant at some point.

We took a photo of the four board members attending. Jan’s plan was to post a picture of the full board, so we will try again or include a separate picture of Phyllis Frierson.

(from left: Calvin Sims, Nadine Rivers-Johnson, Jan Costello, Charlene Taylor)


Our next board meeting will be in mid-November at Mainstreet Community Center. The date will be announced.

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