Board of Directors Recruitment Announcement 2021-2022
What is Sustainable Lafayette?
Founded in 2007, Sustainable Lafayette (SL) is a nonprofit organization inspiring Lafayette residents to act and advocate for environmental health and justice. Our dedicated team of Board Directors and part-time staff educate residents on why sustainability matters, provide advocacy opportunities to make a difference, and support youth in environmental activism. We believe that all Lafayette residents can make a difference by taking local action that will help communities throughout the Bay Area and the planet.
How can you help make a difference in Lafayette?
We’re looking for energetic new Board members to join our impactful group! Our current Board is made up of a handful of fun community leaders who bring a deep dedication and passion to the mission on local issues ranging from plastic reduction to car idling, bike paths, affordable housing, open space, and more. For this next round of Board recruitment, we’re seeking new members with a connection to Lafayette and a specific interest in: 1) finance and accounting; 2) party planning and event organizing; 3) social media and website management; 4) local government or business relations; or 5) urban planning. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+, and others of diverse backgrounds to apply.
Do you have what it takes to be on the Board of Directors?
The Sustainable Lafayette Board meets monthly in-person and/or via zoom on the second Tuesday night of the month. Directors are required to attend at least 7 meetings per year during their two-year term. An active Board member volunteers at least 5 hours per month, including attending Board meetings. These hours could include committee work, planning or working at a public event, meeting with partners, or helping with the implementation of a project.
Why act locally?
As the climate crisis looms and the Bay Area braces for drought, wildfires, and sea level rise, these are unprecedented times facing Lafayette residents. Decisions we make now can have a significant impact on the future of our city and communities around the Bay Area. If you’ve ever looked around Lafayette and wanted to
see changes to make our beautiful city more sustainable, now is the time to join Sustainable Lafayette and make a difference. Join us.
Use this link to let us know you’re interested. The deadline to apply is 9/30/2021; all qualified applicants will be interviewed by existing Board members. New Board members will receive a brief orientation and training before joining the Board in January 2022.
For more information send an email to: email@example.com.