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2017 Annual Meeting Notice

posted Jan 26, 2017, 3:28 PM by CFNA CFNA

Happy New Year! Happy Snow Year!

Hello everyone! We wanted to let you know that we will be having the Central Foothills Neighborhood Association annual meeting next Wednesday February 1st. The meeting begins at 6:30pm at the Library! at Collister, 4724 W State Street. 

We have will several guest speakers and Board elections. We are in need of new board members! Several board members have served for multiple terms, and several are not able to continue to contribute this next year in this role. Please consider joining the Board. We would love to have some new people, with new energy on the CFNA Board. It doesn’t involve too much of your time and much of what we do is done via email.

Thanks for your consideration, we hope to see you Wednesday!


Official board roles

Section 1.  The Board of Directors shall consist of not less than three (3) individuals and not more than ten (10), each of who at all times shall be a member of CFNA. The members of record shall elect the Board of Directors from candidates nominated by the members of record. Any member is eligible to run for any office and may be nominated by any other member or by him or herself. Directors shall be elected for one year terms and such term shall begin immediately after their election. The Board of Directors shall manage the affairs of CFNA in the interim between membership meetings. The Board of Directors shall be accountable to the membership; shall seek the views of those affected by any proposed policies or actions before adopting any recommendation on behalf of CFNA; and shall strictly comply with these Bylaws to the best of their ability.


Section 2. The Board of Directors of CFNA shall be elected by the members as President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and may also include Neighborhood Sub-district Coordinators, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, Firewise Coordinator, and any other positions it feels are necessary at the time. The number of Directors is reliant on how many volunteers are available to serve. The Secretary and Treasurer may be one individual, and CFNA Board of Directors may share duties to collaboratively complete all necessary work.


Section 3. The Board, under the guidance of the President of the Board, shall represent and speak for CFNA in dealings with public and private entities in the community, and to take actions that further the purpose of CFNA.  The Board shall communicate its activities and actions to CFNA, and can receive input, views, and opinions from CFNA via mail; e-mail; hand delivered notices; phone, web-based postings; general and special meetings; and/or other means that may be available.


Section 4. President. The President shall prepare the agenda, facilitate meetings and be the primary representative of CFNA. At his or her discretion, the President may designate another member of CFNA or any other person to serve as the spokesperson for CFNA at a specific event or on a specific topic.


Section 5.  Vice President. In the absence of the President or in the event of his/her inability to act, the Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the President.


Section 6.  Secretary. The Secretary shall keep minutes of meetings and maintain the contact information of the membership. Additionally, the Secretary assures notices are duly given in accordance with the provision of these Bylaws, is custodian of CFNA records, keeps a register of committee membership; and in general, performs all the duties incident to the office of Secretary.


Section 7. Treasurer. The Treasurer shall have charge of all CFNA funds; deposit them in an account in the name of CFNA; make a complete financial statement at the Annual Meeting; with the other Directors review the books annually; and prepare or have prepared all CFNA State and Federal tax forms when and if necessary. 


Section 8. Sub-district Coordinators. Specific neighborhood subdivision/areas or sub-districts, each having representation on the Board of Directors, may be established by a majority vote of the CFNA membership. Sub-district coordinators will serve as liaisons for their neighborhood area, recruit new members, coordinate neighborhood information and notices, and perform other tasks as determined by the President of CFNA. If no one volunteers for this role, it may remain vacant.


Section 9.  Firewise Coordinator. Coordinates with the National Firewise Organization, Idaho Firewise Organization, SW Resource Conservation and Development, and others to retain Firewise Community designation for CFNA.  At least one project per year is required to recertify. CFNA may apply for grants to support its Firewise Certification. If no one volunteers for this role, it may remain vacant.


Section 10. Neighborhood Watch Coordinator. Acts as the liaison with the Boise Police Department Neighborhood Watch Liaison. He/she disseminates information to residents of crime issues in our area; and may relay information from residents to the Boise Police Department liaison. If no one volunteers for this role, it may remain vacant.




Unofficial board responsibilities:


  • All the tasks associated with holding a meeting

  • Read and respond to email

  • Maintain contact info in spreadsheet & mailchimp

  • Maintain website

  • Communicate on Nextdoor

  • Maintain bank account

  • File taxes, if applicable

  • File annual report

  • Apply for grants

  • Complete grant actions

  • Communicate with the mayor & city council & ACHD

  •                 Email where appropriate

  •                 Attend hearings

  • Ensure there are pedestrian flags at Lancaster & Hill

  • Ensure mutt mitts stations are operating correctly

  • Serve as an ambassador for CFNA!