The Yerba Buena Community Benefit District (YBCBD) is now accepting applications for board membership. The YBCBD Board of Directors oversees the management of the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District. The board is structured to ensure representation from all stakeholders and areas of the district. The board has a maximum of 28 members representing community organizations, residents, non-profit arts, government or education institutions, or commercial merchants. Board members include those that do and do not own property in the neighborhood.
All YBCBD board seats are held by the entity, i.e. business, organization, etc., not the individual person designated to fill the seat by the entity. In the case of the resident seat, however, the individual resident holds the seat. Entities are asked to designate a representative and an alternate to attend meetings. Alternates are not allowed for residential members. All board members and alternates are required to attend a Board Orientation and Brown Act Training between their election/appointment to the board and the next board meeting in order to have full voting privileges. Alternates attend meetings when the primary board member is unavailable. Board terms are 3 years and members may serve up to 2 consecutive 3-year terms.
The YBCBD Board of Directors meets 5-6 times a year and Directors are actively involved in the organization. All Board members are expected to serve on at least one committee and attend the Board Orientation and Brown Act Training. All applicants will be interviewed and selected candidates would begin their term of service in January 2019.