The King William Association is a nonprofit organization run by a board of directors that is voted upon by the membership, as set forth in its bylaws: “The Board of Directors will be elected by the general membership at the annual meeting of the Association in September.” The affairs of the organization are managed by the board members, who serve one-year terms and are eligible for three (3) consecutive terms. Since board members join the board at different times, this means that about one-third of the board membership changes annually. The KWA board of today is a completely different board from 20 – or even three – years ago. Each year the board is a unique blend of members who represent the “property ownership, geography, gender and ethnicity” of the King William area.
Each board faces unique situations and opportunities. Staff and board members gather information and thoroughly discuss the options and implications of potential decisions. Board members vote for what each thinks will be most beneficial outcome for the neighborhood’s long-term viability. When tough decisions are made it is important to remember that the vote represents the majority of the members.
The board appreciates the input received from members and neighbors regarding issues affecting our neighborhood that fall under the jurisdiction of the KWA Charter, and meets on the third Wednesday evening of each month. Per our by-laws, “Board meetings will be open to all members, with participation in the discussion permissible on invitation of the presiding officer.”
- Cherise Bell