1) Introduction & Review HHWNC Committee Chairs
HHWNC is made up of 9 Issue Committees and 9 Geographic areas.
Each of the 9 Issues Committees address major issues of the general HHWNC membership.
Each of the 9 Areas Committee represent their geographic area within HHWNC boundaries.
Please see attending Committee Chairs below
2) Roundtable of HHWNC 9 Issues Committees ~ Hear related Issues these Committees address
a. HHWNC Committee Chair forum and discussion ~ Idea exchange, working with committees and stakeholders
b. MOTIONS AND VOTES. Chair and stakeholder suggestions may be voted on to be brought before the HHWNC BOD
c. Steven Shmerler – Website
*This meeting is a roundtable / forum style meeting. There will be no individual committees motions to be voted on.
All stakeholders are welcome and invited to attend and give input under public comment
3) Public Comment
Thursday, February 3, 2011 "Special" HHWNC Committee Chairs Roundtable & Forum
Call to order: 6:34 PM "Special " Acting Chair for Roundtable Forum: Valorie Keegan
HHWNC Committee Chairs in attendance included: Issue Committee 2 Youth development, education and recreational resources ~ Chair: Brian Johnson – Issue Committee 3 Business development, planning and support resources ~ Chair: Terry Migliaccio – Issue Committee 4 Infrastructure, public and regulated resources and services ~ Chair: Maria Rychliki – Issue Committee 5 Housing, Social and Human Services, Religious and Charitable Organizations, planning and support ~ Chair Marcello Robinson – Issue Committee 6 Emergency services, police and fire ~ Chair: Valorie Keegan – Issue Committee 7 Environment, beautification, preservation and aesthetics ~ Chair: Alison Connell – Issue Committee 8 Cultural resources, entertainment and public events ~ Chair: Barbara Witkin – Area Committee 2 ~ Chair: Bryce Lowrey – Area Committee 4 ~ Chair: Joyce Dyrector –Area Committee 6 ~ Chair: Dietrich Nelson
Nicole Carcel representing State Assembly Member Mike Feuer (42nd District ) Ms. Carcel stated she and the Assemblymember are looking forward to attending our HHWNC Board meeting.
1.) Introduction and Review:
Chair (acting) began with a review for committee chairs basic procedure; agendas, meetings and follow up from meetings.
Comments / Suggestion: A handout or some "how to" type printed or booklet / manual containing basic procedure for Committee Chairs would be very helpful for new board members.
2.)Issue Committee Chair Roundtable: Seven attending Issue Committee Chairs and Three Area Chairs.
a.)Each Issue Committee read current committee’s description.
3.)Forum and discussion; Forum and discussion of how we can be more effective and better work together and for our stakeholders.
Comments / Suggestions and Ideas discussed were:
a.) Many Issue Committee Chairs expressed a desire for a more clearly defined committee description, function, focus and roles of each Issue Committee Chair.
b.) A need for better and enhanced outreach to stakeholders.
c.) Create outreach materials for NC awareness and direction to NC web-site.
d.) Possible Newsletter.
e.) Possible use of social media
f.) More and enhanced communication between board members.
g) Suggestion of possibly combining Issue Committees to be more effective and reduce committee cross over, confusion and overlap.
4.)Stakeholder comment: Important Issues were public safety, cleaner streets and parks.
5.)Agenda Item 2.c. not heard. Steven Shmerler did not attend due to meeting time constraints.
Adjourned: "special" 7:58 PM
NOTE: This was a first meeting of Committee Chairs. There were no prior minutes, items, reports or unfinished business.