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The first official meeting of the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Foundation Board of Directors was held last week.
Foundation President Noelle Mattock called the 501(c)3 organization, in the works for more than a year now, a compliment to the CSD.
“The new foundation will enable the CSD to receive grants, donations, etc., that we would otherwise not be able to as a public agency,” she explained.
Mattock said the purpose of the foundation is, “To benefit the EDHCSD by aiding, sponsoring, promoting, advancing and assisting the provision of public parks, facilities, health and welfare, education, and recreation within the EDHCSD, and by receiving and utilizing funds obtained through fundraising, donations, grants, gifts, bequests and other solicitations for said purpose.”
The organization is in its initial phases — bylaws have been completed and submitted to the state and IRS — and will have a nine-member board overseeing it. Mattock will serve as president; Terry Crumpley, vice president; Bill Vandegrift, secretary; and Wayne Lowery, treasurer. Tony Rogozinski will serve as a member at-large.
The foundation seeks four additional community volunteers to fill the remaining at-large seats and those four additional directors will serve three-year terms. Interested individuals who live in or own a business within El Dorado Hills are encouraged to apply. The following experience is a plus, but not required, of interested applicants: estate planning, public relations, marketing, fundraising, fund development, non-profit work, parks & recreation, finance, accounting, grant writing, real estate, land attorney and investment banking.
A foundation advisory council is also being formed to allow more residents and business owners to become involved.
“There is far too much work for just nine volunteers to do,” Mattock said. “So we are seeking as much community involvement as possible to make this a success. We will have various committees that people can serve on. Preliminary discussions have included a fundraising committee, annual gala/events and grant research/writing committees.”
Applications are available on the EDHCSD website or by contacting the CSD administrative offices at (916) 933-6624. Interviews for leading candidates will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24, as a part of the foundation’s monthly meeting.
The application deadline for interested candidates is Friday, Sept. 6.
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