RCPC Board of Directors Seeks “New Blood”

Sunday, May 8, 2011

No, we’re not vampires, but RCPC is looking for two new members for its board of directors. While six current board members are up for re-election this month, there are also two vacancies in seats not up for election.

Service on the board is not very onerous, but does require attending one three-hour board meeting a month, plus attendance at monthly Town Hall meetings and service on at least one RCPC committee. One of the vacant seats is the board’s traditional “merchant” seat. That seat is the only voting seat not restricted to Rockridge residents. It is filled by board appointment, for up to a one-year term. The appointee is ordinarily an owner of a business or commercial property within Rockridge, with preference given to retail merchants along College Avenue. The other open seat would also be a one-year appointment, but to a seat that will be up for election in 2012. It is open to any adult living within the RCPC boundaries. (See our website at http://rockridge.org for a map.) If you’d like to help keep Rockridge alive and well, and have a chance to provide direction to RCPC’s many programs and projects, please submit a letter of interest. Include your address and contact information and a short statement about your background and why you would like to be appointed to the board. Letters may be sent via e-mail to chair@rockridge.org or via regular mail to RCPC, PMB 311, 4123 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2011.