Agenda: December 12 Board of Directors Meeting

Agenda
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Wilmington Municipal Building
544 N. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington, CA
Friday, December 12, 2014, 10:00 A.M.

Board Members
Sean Hecht, Chair; Michele Prichard, Vice Chair; Jesse Marquez, Secretary; Dr. Silvia Prieto, Treasurer; Peter Peyton, Director; David Sloane, Director, and Kathleen Woodfield, Director

Legal Counsel: Michael Jenkins, Jenkins & Hogin LLP
HCBF: Mary Silverstein, Executive Director

AGENDA

ITEM A. PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEM

ITEM B. STAFF PRESENTATIONS & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REMARKS
Ata Khan, Program & Communications Manager; Meghan Reese, Program Coordinator
Awarded Grant Programs – 6 month and 12 month Reports:

1) Healthy Harbor
Round 3 (2013) – Progress Reports / Measures of Success
2) Community Benefit Grants,
Pilot Round (2013) – Progress Reports / Measures of Success
Round 2 (2014) – Projects launched, network gathering held on Nov. 6

2014 Grant Cycle – applications under review:
Healthy Harbor Round 4 –$500,000 available, applications were due Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 Workshops were held in San Pedro and Wilmington

Independent Research:
Land Use Study RFP – 9 Proposals under consideration, Ad hoc Review Committee report

ITEM C. BOARD MEMBER REMARKS

ITEM D. GUEST PRESENTATIONS
Award of $30,000 in donor advised funds from Phillips 66, Los Angeles dedicated to Gulf Avenue Elementary School and George de la Torre, Jr. Elementary School in Wilmington.

CONSENT ITEMS

  1. REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES OF HCBF BOARD MEETING DATED OCTOBER 10, 2014

RECOMMENDATION
Board resolves to approve the minutes of the HCBF Board meeting dated October 10, 2014

  1. BOARD MEETING CALENDAR FOR 2015
             Annual meetings – typically held on the third Friday each month. 

RECOMMENDATION
Board to review and approve the 2015 calendar meeting dates.

REGULAR ITEM

  1. HARBOR SCHOOLS: STEAM INITIATIVE, PILOT ROUND, RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD 18 GRANTS TOTALING $300,000

SUMMARY: Initially conceived as the Harbor Green Schools Initiative, on August 15, 2014 the Board approved the launch of a competitive grant making initiative to benefit LAUSD K-12 students, schools, and facilities in Wilmington and San Pedro. Rebranded as the HARBOR SCHOOLS: STEAM INITIATIVE, equitable funding for the communities of Wilmington and San Pedro supports science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (S.T.E.A.M.) projects and programs, with a tidelands nexus. Based on HCBF’s approved 2013-2016 Strategic Plan priorities include youth development, environmental education, career development, and collaboration with external stakeholders, while directly addressing school needs, including but not limited to, environmental and port-related educational topics, exploration of maritime technology, marine biology, beautification, greening, and extracurricular programming. Funding dedicated from the Port Community Mitigation Trust Fund will be Tidelands-trust compliant. Applications were due on October 17, 2014.

Staff will report on outreach efforts, level of response (e.g. applications received), and review process. Supported by the review, evaluation, and funding recommendations of the Board ad-hoc Harbor Schools: STEAM Initiative Grant Review Committee, staff recommends the award of $300,000, evenly allocating $150,000 to Wilmington and to San Pedro, for the pilot round of the competitive grant cycle as described in the staff report on this item.

Board Resolution:

  1. a) Approve the staff and ad-hoc Harbor Schools: STEAM Initiative Grant Review Committee recommendation to award 18 grants listed in the staff report,
  2. b) Approve, in substantial form, a standardized Agreement for the pilot round of the Harbor Schools: STEAM Initiative, and
  3. c) Authorize the Executive Director to: tailor the grant agreement and exhibits for each grantee organization, with the assistance of legal counsel, as needed; present the pilot program to the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners (BOHC) for their concurrence; execute a joint letter with the BOHC, or its designee, to approve the distribution of funds in one lump sum transfer from the Port Community Mitigation Trust Fund to HCBF, in an amount not-to-exceed $300,000, and execute the grant agreements.
  1. CLOSED SESSION
    The Board will recess to closed session to discuss the annual contract of the Executive Director, executed December 1, 2011. Conference with Labor Negotiators (Gov’t Code Section 54957.6)HCBF representative: Chair
    Unrepresented employee: Executive Director
  1. CLOSED SESSION – REPORT
    The Board will report on any action taken in closed session.
  1. MEETING ADJOURNED

Next Meeting:
Friday, December 12, 2014

PUBLIC BOARD MEETINGS

Public Input: An opportunity for the public to address the Board on Agenda items or other items germane to the business of the Board will be provided before or during consideration of the item.   Members of the public who wish to speak on any item are requested to complete a speaker card for each item they wish to address, and present the completed card(s) to the Staff. A speaker will be limited to (3) minutes to speak on public interest items

Agendas: Agendas contain a brief description items to be considered. Where Staff recommendations are made, please note that the Board may exercise its discretion to take action on any action item, up to and including final approval

Quorum: 4 members of the Board constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Consent items may be approved without discussion

Regular Meetings: The Board shall meet regularly, typically on a monthly basis (times and locations To Be Determined). Agenda is subject to revision in accordance with the Brown Act. Agendas will be available in hard copy at the meeting

Harbor Community Benefit Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, and translation services may be provided. If you require special assistance to participate in this meeting, you must submit your request in writing to the above address at least one week prior to the meeting

HCBF can be contacted at (310) 997-7116. www.hcbf.org or info@hcbf.org