DLBA Seeks Candidates For Open Board of Directors Seat
2014-05-12 · By Editor
Downtown Long Beach residents, commercial property owners and business owners interested in making a difference in their community are encouraged to apply for a seat on the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) Board of Directors. This year there are eight open seats available to applicants.
“Between the Board of Directors and various programming committees, approximately 70 Downtown stakeholders volunteer their time to improve our community,” shared Hilda Sanchez, DLBA Chair-Elect, who also serves as Chair of the Board Development Committee (BDC). “By including representatives from the diverse constituencies of Downtown Long Beach, the DLBA is able to better address current issues and innovate future solutions.”
The DLBA board is comprised of business owners, commercial property owners and residents from various neighborhoods within Downtown Long Beach. Open positions are available for business owners from the West Gateway area, commercial property owners from the “Standard” Property District, commercial property owners from the “Premium” Property District, and a resident from the 1st Council district. Candidates complete a short application and submit a biography to be considered for a two-year term on the board. Following these submittals, applicants are invited to interview with the BDC, who recommends a slate of candidates to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors before asking DLBA stakeholders to ratify with a mail-in process.
“There is an excellent pool of talented, creative, and dedicated individuals in Downtown Long Beach,” added Sanchez. “We look forward to meeting with prospective candidates for the board and hearing their ideas for our city’s core.”
To access an application and learn more about the open seats and Directors roles and responsibilities, interested parties are invited to visit www.downtownlongbeach.org/board2014. Applications are due on June 20, 2014 and members of the community with questions are welcome to call the DLBA offices at 562.436.4259.