About two months after the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council elected two At-Large Directors on the council’s 19-member board, the council is looking to fill two vacancies on the board once again.
The vacancies were created because the attendance of two at-large directors on the HHPNC fell short of the council's by-Laws, which require the removal of board members who miss a total of six meetings or three meetings in a row, HHPNC President Monica Alcaraz said.
“Ideal candidates are those that have the drive and desire to represent the neighborhood to City Hall and to make the community a better place,” Alcaraz said.
The positions, voluntary and unpaid, are open to all stakeholders who successfully declare a stake in the neighborhood by virtue of living, working or owning property in the neighborhood.
All applicants must be 18 years old or more. They are expected to attend the board meeting on Nov. 7, where board members will vote to fill the vacant seats. Applicants may be asked to answer general questions from board members.
Newly selected board members will be officially seated at the following board meeting on Dec. 5, giving enough time for a Department of Neighborhood Empowerment-approved Independent Elections Administrator to verify their stakeholder status in Highland Park.
However, the HHPNC may decide, by majority vote, not to fill one or both of the vacant seats on the date of the selection.