Role of Board Members
Could You Be a Manitoba Communities in Bloom Board Member?
Manitoba Communities in Bloom board members oversee the operations of the organization and promote the program. MB CiB provides a comprehensive evaluation beneficial to community development and encourages all sectors of the community to work together to achieve clean, green sustainable communities that celebrate their heritage and unique potential.
Board members have expressed a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction as they see the participating communities continue to improvewith some having a complete transformation over time.
In a 2015 Survey over 95% of communities indicated that CiB judge evaluation reports were practical and applicable which provided:
- “Direction where we need to go to improve our community overall”
- “Recommendations which enabled us to direct management, operations and staffing”
- “Information to create our strategic plan at the community level”
- Volunteer Board members:
- are responsible for acting and making decisions in the best interest of MB CiB.
- work as a team, respectful of opinions, acting in a diplomatic and tactful manner.
- act as ambassadors of the MB CiB organization •make the following time commitment:
- Board members serve a three-year term (and may serve a second three-year term)
- Monthly board meetings held via Skype.
- Annual one day in-person strategic planning session held in the fall
- Early September annual Fri./Sat. Conference & Awards followed by a Sunday annual general board meeting. Board members assist in the preparation for and delivery of the Conference & Awards
- Committee work or special roles, including presentations, sponsor recruitment, trade shows, etc.
- maintain confidentiality of information gained through participation on the board.
- travel for board activities on occasion. Provincial travel rates for mileage and out of pocket expenses are paid by the organization(car pooling is encouraged whenever possible).
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong planning and organizational skills
- Ability to use email and other online communications
- Willing and able to meet the board member time commitment
- Knowledge of and interest in the CiB community development approach