CA Minutes – July 20, 2011

Clarendon Alliance

Board of Directors Meeting

July 20, 2011


Present:  Board members Bill Anhut, Kathy Dalby, Bill Gearhart, Debbie Kaplan, Tom Petty, Dale Roberts, and Adam Thocher; and Matt Hussman, Executive Director, and George Parr, County Economic Development Office.

Absent:  Board members Greg Cahill, Mark Fedorchak, Jon Kinney, Sue Pyatt, and Julie Zalkind.

The meeting was held in meeting room of Lyon Place on Garfield Street (in the absence of an Alliance office), and commenced at 6:30 p.m.

President’s report.  Board President Tom Petty noted that build out of new office space on 11th Street is almost complete, with move-in now set for July 21 or 22.

Executive Director’s report.  Matt Hussman indicated that the Board needed to approve our proposed budget and work plan if the Alliance is to obtain its first draw on County funding in coming weeks.  The Board then proceeded to walk through the draft work plan, focusing on portions relating to the fiscal 2012 part of the plan.  Board members proposed a number of changes, mostly of an editorial nature.  The Board then approved a motion, by a vote of 7-0, to approve the work plan in concept, with Mr. Hussman to input the agreed changes and then to recirculate to the Board for any additional edits and electronic approval by July 27.

Treasurer’s report.  Bill Anhut described the budget statement, including several areas that needed clarifying.  Mr. Hussman proposed that the Board formally approve the statement at its next meeting.

County liaison report.  George Parr noted that he has taken Mr. Hussman around and introduced him to County officials in the few weeks since he came on board.

There were no committee or other reports.

The meeting was adjourned at about 8:20 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Bill Gearhart