Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
6:00 p.m.

Mammoth Lakes Housing Conference Room
587 Old Mammoth Rd.


I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call
Members: Bill Taylor, Kirk Stapp, Larry Johnston, Colin Fernie, Lindsay Barksdale, and Tom Mazaitis
Members absent: Kirk Stapp
Staff: Jennifer Halferty
Public: Yvon Guzman Rangel and John Wentworth

III. Public Comments
John Wentworth suggested that MLH provide some insight and analysis on the topic of Single Family Nightly Rental in Mammoth Lakes, both the challenges and the opportunities. He emphasized the large pressure of Silicon Valley and the shared economy on Mammoth Lakes.

IV. Approval of Minutes from the August 3, 2015 regular BOD Meeting
Bill Taylor motioned to approve the minutes from August 3, 2015 as presented. Lindsay Barksdale seconded the motion. The motion passed 3-0 with Colin Fernie and Larry Johnston abstaining.

V. Board Member Reports
Lindsay reported that the Gran Fondo is on schedule for September 12, with roughly 1,000 participants registered. The Kamikaze bike races are the weekend of September 26.

Tom Mazaitis announced this is his last MLH Board meeting as he and his wife are moving from Mammoth Lakes. Tom has served a key role on the MLH Board this past year and he will be greatly missed. The Board and staff thanked Tom for his service and spirit of giving back to the community.

Colin informed the Board that he is soon embarking on his own personal peer resort tour. He’ll be visiting Aspen, Crested Butte, and Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Bill reported that he will be volunteering for the Tioga Pass Run on September 13.

Larry informed the group of the closing of the Tonopah Hospital due to financial struggles.

VI. MLH Monthly Status Report
The MLH booth at the Tri-County Fair was a huge success. Many folks stopped to pick-up flyers and learn more about the programs we offer throughout the region.

VII. Discuss the Town of Mammoth Lakes Town Council NGO Strategy Alignment Workshops
Staff and the Board discussed the process to date and the upcoming workshops on September 10, and October 12. In the end, the Council anticipates having tangible goals for the group, including the NGOs. This item will be on the October MLH agenda for discussion.

VIII. Discuss MLH’s next strategic planning session
The Board directed staff to procure a proposal from Michael Ward along with his available dates after the Town completes their strategic alignment workshop project. Staff will follow up with the Board at the October meeting.

IX. Adjourn
The meeting was adjourned in honor of Alice Stapp.