Composition of Stapleton United Neighbors (SUN) Board of Directors
At the Annual Community Forum (May 13, 2020 6:30pm – hosted virtually), the community elected a slate of seven candidates to the SUN board: five returning and two new. In accordance with SUN’s bylaws, the elected slate had been made public more than 30 days in advance. In the weeks leading up to the meeting, Treasurer Bryan Penny’s plans to resign at the end of his term changed as remote meeting became necessary for conducting business in the era of COVID, however timing did not allow for inclusion on the slate presented to the community. In the week after the Annual Forum, the SUN board conducted an email vote to add Bryan Penny to an open board seat, with a term ending in 2021. With this unanimous addition, the board consists of 12 members. As SUN’s bylaws allow for a board size of up to 15, three seats are currently open.
SUN is comprised solely of volunteers and serves a threefold mission: to provide a forum for our residents; to maintain a communication network between ourselves, our neighboring Denver residents, and the city of Denver; and to act on issues of importance to the community as a whole. SUN facilitates community discussion of key issues, encourages in proactive steps to avoid problems and conflict, and is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community. SUN seeks to be comprised of a diverse group of community members who share this purpose and principles. If you are interested in serving the community in this manner, please join for a (virtual) meeting to learn more and ask questions, or email StapletonUnitedNeighbors@gmail.com.
SUN meeting in June
Now in its third month of virtual meetings, SUN’s June meeting will be hosted virtually on the third Tuesday, June 16, from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. The first half hour will be in a typical SUN monthly meeting format, with updates from community partners: Denver Police, Denver Public Library, Northeast Transportation Connections, Denver City Council District 8 Councilman Chris Herndon’s office, and general announcements.
The remaining 90 minutes will be devoted to organization of the SUN Board of Directors for the upcoming year. This portion of the meeting will begin with an overview of existing roles, committees, and opportunities. Next, Directors will vote in officer elections for the roles of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Directors will set goals and priorities for what is reasonable to accomplish given the capacity each volunteer has available for this commitment. Finally, roles, work, and responsibilities will be divided among directors, and all other community members who seek to volunteer in some capacity. Committee members do not need to be members of the SUN Board of Directors to serve on a committee. All are welcome to attend this public meeting.
On SUN’s web site: June virtual meeting details the week prior to the meeting, and information about SUN’s existing committees. www.StapletonUnitedNeighbors.org