Member Reps

Your member reps act as liaisons between the membership and the board of directors. They attend board meetings and serve on various committees.  They are elected by the members at the monthly member meeting and serve one year terms.

CONTACT REPS

Ben Colbourn

Member Rep July 2017/18

Jean Cherouny

Member Rep July 2017/18

Jake Blend

Member Rep July 2017/18

Alix Klein

Member Rep July 2016/17

Josh Thompson

Member Rep July 2016/17

Brian Merrill

Member Rep July 2016/17

Member Meeting Coordinators

These members organize the agenda and facilitate the conversation at monthly Member Meetings. Contact them with questions about the meeting or if you want to add agenda items.

CONTACT COORDINATORS

Jean Cherouny

Josh Thompson

Member Rep Job Description:

Member Representatives to the Board provide an important role fostering constructive communication between the Executive Director, the Board of Directors and Generator membership, including the various communities and networks that form within the membership body

Member Representatives are asked represent the mission of Generator, Inc. in the community as well as provide input around strategic and visionary leadership for Generator, Inc., especially where the aspirations of Generator’s membership are concerned. Member Representatives are eligible to serve on one or more Board subcommittees by invitation; these are Governance, Business Development, and Safety and Operations.

Member Representatives are elected by a majority vote of the members present at a Member Meeting where a vote has been called. Up to three Member Representatives may serve at a time. There is presently no time limit to the term.

Key duties of Member Representatives are:

  • Listen to, gather, and bring member input on matters of member interest to board meetings
  • Participate in, and report proceedings and outcomes from Board meetings to members
  • Participate in the annual performance review of the Executive Director

Member Representatives are asked to commit to participation in the following:

  • Bi-monthly Board meetings
  • Monthly membership meetings
  • Meetings of Board subcommittees they have joined

Successful candidates will:

  • Participate regularly in a broad range of Generator activities
  • Be excellent listeners, actively seeking input from members
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to separate  personal interest from organization and member interests
  • Creative problem solvers, comfortable navigating formal and informal settings