The 2014 OBTC Board of Directors election is coming up! Since you are an OBTC member, you already play an active role in this community and we THANK YOU for doing that – but if you would like to take your community involvement to the next level, here’s a great opportunity. By being a Board Director, you can be an elected voice in communicating the views and needs of Ocean Beach to government agencies, be at the forefront of community discussions, take action on local issues and be a leader in promoting the general betterment of OB.
There are 15 seats on the Ocean Beach Town Council Board of Directors and OBTC members elect Board Directors for two-year terms. Half of the Board stands for election every year. This year, 7 seats are up for election.
If you would like to be considered for candidacy, please submit your Letter of Intent stating your reasons for wanting to join the OBTC Board and describing any relevant experience or skills to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, August 25th. Please put “Letter of Intent” in the subject line of the email. Letters can be submitted by regular mail, as well, and must be received by Monday, August 25th, 2014. Mail your letter to OBTC Election Committee, P.O. Box 7225, San Diego, CA 92167.
Eligible candidates for the OBTC Board of Directors must be over 18 years of age, already be a paid-in-full OBTC member ($20 annual dues are current and paid), and either live, work, own property, or operate a business in the Ocean Beach 92107 zip code.
Directors are obligated to attend two meetings each month (second Tuesday and fourth Wednesdays), and should expect to participate on OBTC committees and work at the various events and activities of OBTC throughout the year, such as the Holiday Parade, Food and Toy Drive, Pier Pancake Breakfast, etc.
If you want to cast your ballot in the election, you must be current on your dues by Saturday, August 23rd. OBTC membership is $20/year and you can join online by clicking here. Only Residential Members are eligible to vote in OBTC Elections. (Residential Members must be at least 16 years old and must live, work or own property in 92107. Those who do not meet residential requirements are encouraged to join our mission of improving our coastal community as a Supporting Member.)
Voting for this election will take place from Friday, August 29th to Monday, September 8th. All candidates will be invited to the regularly scheduled open OBTC meeting to address the crowd and Board on August 27th, 2014. The term of office for newly elected Board Members will start at the Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014.
Thank you again for being a part of the Ocean Beach Town Council and taking part in keeping this community the best beach town in San Diego!
(Initially posted on July 22, 2014 and updated on August 11, 2014.)