2020 TRACF Board Members Include
- Jared Hoffmaster, President
- Lindsay Oswald, Vice President
- Trevor McEnroe, Treasurer
- Christy Trammell, Secretary
- Jeff Gatton
- Mary O’Connor
- Larry Daugherty
- Steven Scott
- Sally Middleton
- Janell Hart
- Ron Buckhold
- Ron Moag
- Curt Penny
- Melissa Bliss, Executive Director
Board Member Role Description
- General duties: Provides oversight and strategic leadership for the Three Rivers Area Community Foundation (TRACF) including setting strategic direction and strategic priorities for the organization; seeks to secure the resources needed to implement the strategic plan; ensures the effective use of financial resources. Sets and complies with board policies and duties.
- Fiduciary: Demonstrates care in decision-making, discretion with information, participates in professional development, remains current on trends and issues pertinent to the Foundation, and provides legal/ financial oversight.
- Community: Serves as an ambassador for the organization by advocating for TRACF’s mission and its value to the community; educates community members about TRACF’s role and how to access services. Donates financially on an annual basis to member’s own personal ability and actively participates in fund development activities.
- Meetings: Attends 75% of quarterly board meetings and conference calls annually either in person or via conference calls; reviews materials prior to meetings and completes meeting assignments.
- Committees: Serves on at least one board committee as assigned by the board president, and interacts with volunteers on a regular basis.
- Term of office: Serves for a three-year term for no more than three consecutive terms.
- Qualifications: Demonstrated local involvement preferably on a committee or as a volunteer.
Under the law, a non-profit Board member must meet three standards of conduct:
Duty of Care means exercising your best judgment (reasonable caution) when making decisions. You can fulfill this duty by learning about the Community Foundations’ programs, attending meetings, participating in discussions, and making sure you obtain the necessary information to ask questions.
Duty of Loyalty means putting aside your personal and professional interests for the good of the organization. When you enter the boardroom, you are expected to focus exclusively on what’s best for the TRACF. A conflict of interest declaration signed each year is one way you can assure you fulfill this duty.
Duty of Obedience means ensuring that the TRACF stays true to its mission and purpose. Directors carry out this duty by overseeing the TRACF’s distribution of funds and monitoring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Under those basic rules of conduct, the Board is responsible for governing and setting broad policies and goals for the Community Foundation. The Board gives the Executive Director/Foundation Administrator authority to implement the goals and for the day-to-day management of the Community Foundation.