At our recent AGM, our members elected a new Board of Directions to serve for the next year. The purpose of YuKonstruct’s Board is for community members to provide our organization with big picture direction and ensure we continue to meet our mandate.
Recently, the new Board met for the first time and we chose what roles we would all fill. This year we decided to switch things up a bit: instead of having one person serve as President, we decided to go to a Co-Chair model where two people share that responsibility. This is what works for us this year, though future Boards can change how they organize themselves as they see fit..
Here’s who we are and what roles we are taking on as Board members:
Co-Chair: Colin MacDonald
Co-Chair: Amy Law
Secretary/Treasurer: Jody Woodland
Director: Bob Sharp
Director: Tytus Hardy
Director: Mary Ellen Read
Director: Glenn Piwowar
This year the Board will be providing direction on how we can best implement our new strategic plan. One of our immediate priorities is to ensure the financial stability of YuKonstuct. We will be working to ensure that we have reliable and diverse sources of funding that support our operating needs. To that end, we will soon begin the process of hiring a Financial Sustainability Project Manager.
Also, we will be working with our members to improve the way we make decisions in our organization. We will be trying to incorporate elements of holacracy: an inclusive management system that is designed to spread authority throughout the organization in clear ways, and allow for rapid adaptation.
Finally, we want YuKonstruct to continue to do what we do best: help makers and entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life. It’s going to be another great year!