Community Council

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Note: In April 2011, and until the Town Hall Meeting, council members became advisory members of the board (with the same eligibility guidelines as council), and board and council meetings were merged. This page therefore is historical. NEEDED: a history of the Council, goals, lessons learned.


The council makes decisions for FREE GEEK, specifically decisions that influence multiple areas of operation or working groups, decisions that have to do with long-term or overarching goals and policy, and decisions that might be controversial. Some of these duties are traditionally the in domain of a board of directors. Our board mostly deals with financial and legal oversight and some professional networking.


The Free Geek Community Council is the group responsible for the long term vision of Free Geek. It enacts policy that is:

  • overarching, affecting all of Free Geeks, OR
  • cross-group, not as big as overarching, but affects multiple groups (if those groups can't coordinate the policy on their own), OR
  • controversial in nature.

Any volunteer or worker can be a member of the council. Reading the Council Orientation is a good idea before attending a meeting.
The council works by Consensus.

Policy

Council Meetings

Community Council meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month.

There is a Meeting Template that may be used when setting up to take minutes for a council meeting. (Remember to copy commitments from the previous meeting's minutes.)

Year 2005:

Year 2006:

Year 2007:

Year 2008:

Year 2009:

Year 2010:

If you don't see the minutes here, check the council email archive. You can browse by month, or search them. (Look for multiple emails - corrections and refinements are common.)

See also