Agenda: May 28 Board of Directors Meeting

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 2:30PM

San Pedro Municipal Building
638 S. Beacon Street, Rom 452
San Pedro, CA 90731

 

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

 

AGENDA

ITEM A. PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

ITEM B. STAFF REMARKS (Including update on Land Use Study launch)

ITEM C. BOARD MEMBER REMARKS

ITEM D. BOARD PRESENTATION (Sean Hecht, reporting on Executive Director and Board transition issues)         

CONSENT ITEMS

  1. REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES OF HCBF BOARD MEETING DATED April 17, 2015

Recommendation to Board: Approval of the minutes of the HCBF Board meeting dated April 17, 2015.

REGULAR ITEMS

  1. APPROVAL OF EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT WITH NEW HCBF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Presented by Sean Hecht, Board Chair

Summary:  In December, 2014, HCBF’s former Executive Director, Mary Silverstein, announced that she planned to resign as Executive Director in the late spring of 2015.  Board members Sean Hecht, Michele Prichard, and Kathleen Woodfield were appointed to an ad hoc advisory committee to steer the process for selecting a new Executive Director. The HCBF board has selected a candidate suitable to serve as HCBF’s new Executive Director: Ben Schirmer.  The board chair has negotiated an employment agreement consistent with the board’s direction.

Recommendation to Board: Board chair recommends that the Board approve the Employment Agreement with Ben Schirmer as HCBF Executive Director, and authorize the Board Chair to execute it on behalf of HCBF.

  1. MEETING ADJOURNED

Next Meeting: Friday, June 19, 2015

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.

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