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The Nomination Process for the Board of Trustees

In an effort to make the nominations process transparent, below is information on how the committee selects nominees. The Nominations Committee meets once each summer, and in the course of a couple hours of very lively debate, selects five nominees: three Lot Owners and two Associate Members. 

The ideal candidate has a record of sustained service to the Congregational Summer Assembly, works well in groups, accepts responsibility, and possesses expertise on issues such as finance, land use and personnel. At least one nominee is chosen because he/she appears to be capable of eventually assuming the CSA presidency. The committee tries to select a slate that represents a balance of ages, genders, interests, and professional backgrounds. The committee ensures that there is always a member of the clergy on the Board of Trustees. Anyone wishing to nominate someone for the Board is encouraged to contact a member of the committee.

Following the committee meeting, each nominee is contacted and asked if they are willing to serve as a trustee for three years, attend nearly all Board Meetings (particularly the fall meeting), accept the financial costs and the sacrifice of time that go with being a trustee. Most nominees readily consent to serve as trustees. However, if a nominee asks to be considered at a later date or declares themselves unable to accept the post, one of the well qualified nominees on the back up list is contacted. If there is a vacancy on the Board during the winter, the Executive Committee is provided with one or more nominees from the back up list to serve until the next annual meeting.

The following five candidates have agreed to be nominated at the 2016 Annual Meeting to serve as trustees from 2017-2020:

1. Holly Freeburg, 2. Luette Frost, 3. John Harbeson, 4. Alan Marble, 5. Robert Molloy

Committee Members:

Liz Gottlieb, Chair

Jonathan Buntain

Anne Burt

Joel Buzzell

Molly Bazzani

Lou Cenname

Ellen Herscher

Lou Rollinson

Bob Schmidt

Helen Wangard

Nancy Weir

 

 

Committees

Here are current committee chairs:

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Arts Barbara Perry and Jane Taylor
Budget Lou Rollinson
Buildings & GroundsJoel A. Buzzell
BylawsJim Gosnell
Calendar Linda Schopp
Citations Marjorie Pearsall-Groenwald
Communications Holly Freeburg
Construction Review Tom Kucera
Crystal View 
Ecology Linda Campbell
Education Fund Ginny Knutsen
Executive  Larry Iles
Forest Care Julia Nerbronne
Legal 
Membership Tim Dennison
Nominations Elizabeth Gottlieb
Pilgrim Fund David Pray
Preservation Fund Fred Lauerman
Spiritual Life Fred Edmonds
Tennis Alan Marble and Dennis Nahnsen
Waterfront  Ann Burroughs and Bob Cooper
Youth  — Kathy Way-Molloy and Kathleen Lodes