Board of Directors elected for new
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[October 30, 2014]
LINCOLN - In August the UOC (Unified
Organizations Committee) put out a call to serve on the board of the
newly merged organization. This call was answered. The group
recruited applicants for a new competency-based board that will be
focused on a vibrant vision for Logan County. This newly
restructured organization will whole-heartedly embrace the
community’s needs and will undertake bold, focused, disciplined &
On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 representatives from the Logan
County Board, City of Lincoln, Chamber of Commerce, Main Street
Lincoln and Logan County Tourism Bureau turned out to vote for
candidates selected by the nominating committee. The nominating
committee was made up of individuals selected by the original UOC
members. The nominating committee members were David Lanterman, Eric
Graue, Andy Anderson, Todd Cyrulik, and Bridget Schneider. This
group worked many hours with a consultant to develop a fair and
neutral voting process. J.M. Abbotts & Associates hosted polling
location and facilitated the voting process as laid out by the
nominating committee to ensure neutrality.
The results of the vote held on Wednesday are as follows: The new
board will be made up of seven people. Those individuals are Dr.
Frank Adubato, Greg Basford, Jean Bruner-Jachino, Michael Gowin,
Jessica Hanson, Thomas O’Donohue, and Tracy Welch.
The new board will begin meeting right away to solidify direction
for the new organization, and to give staff guidance on work that is
already underway in a joint effort. The newly-elected board will
officially be inducted in January at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner.
Until the end of December all three current boards for each
organization will continue to meet to finish out the calendar year
and assist with the transition process.
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The role of this new board of directors will be a strategic group
that will be responsible for:
- Fiduciary Controls (liabilities)
- Governance (create vision, mission, values and set policy)
- Strategic Planning
- Setting Goals & Objectives for the organization
- Monitoring & Overseeing and Evaluating Results
- Ensuring Plan Execution
- Overseeing & Evaluating the CEO
Conducting the Annual Evaluation of the CEO
- Conducting Annual Evaluation of Board Performance
- Paving the way for & promoting the new organization
- Effective Communication & Reporting Lines
One of the first orders of business for the new board of
directors will be to select a new name for the organization.
[Deb Curry, JM Abbott & Associates]