Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, March 19, 2018
Special meeting at 6 p.m.



I. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 6:01 PM.

II. Roll Call
Members present: Lindsay Barksdale, Stacy Corless, Jiselle Kenny, Kirk Stapp, and, John Wentworth
Members absent: Bill Taylor
Staff: Jennifer Halferty, Executive Director and Patricia Robertson, Grant & Financial Associate

III. Public Comments
There were no comments from the public.

IV. Approval of minutes from the March 5, 2018 regular Board Meeting
Lindsey Barksdale made a motion to adopt the minutes as presented. Kirk Stapp seconded the motion. The motion passed 4-0. Stacy Corless abstained.

V. Board Member reports
Kirk Stapp announced that he attended the ESTA meeting. They are undergoing a process to hire a new Executive Director. They chose to hire a headhunting firm. They are narrowing the pool down to the final candidates and will hold interviews soon.

John Wentworth stated that he would like to add items to the April meeting agenda:

  1. CDBG grant application update, including next steps for the property located at 238 Sierra Manor Road;
  2. A discussion regarding the Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) designation and Board make up.

Lindsey Barksdale announced that there has been great interest in the open Board positions. Applications are due on Wednesday, March 21st. We have received eight applications so far. The nominations ad hoc committee will meet on Friday and bring a slate of candidates for appointment at the April meeting.

Stacy Corless reported that on February 20th the Board of Supervisors held a workshop on housing policies. The Housing Mitigation Ordinance will be looked at again this summer. She announced that Supervisor Johnson passed away on March 13th. The Board of Supervisors will have time for everyone to share memories of Larry at their March 20th meeting.

VI. Discussion and possible staff direction on succession planning for the potential recruitment of the Executive Director Position
Jennifer Halferty explained that the Board had asked for a special meeting following the closure of candidacy deadline for Mono County Supervisor. The deadline passed on March 14th at 5:00 PM. There are a total of three candidates. The primary is June 5th. If no candidate receives 50% plus 1 vote, then there will be a runoff on November 6th.

MLH has been through executive transitions before. Different methods of recruitment have been used. The Board asked for staff to research the cost of hiring a recruitment firm and the availability of funding; discuss with Town staff some of the potential items that may be included in the new Town-MLH contract; work with Town staff on potential recruitment resources the Town may have; provide an inventory of current services; and provide a timeline to include contract negotiations, strategic planning, etc.

VII. Adjourn: The meeting was adjourned at 7:13 PM.