Nominations Open for At-Large Midtown Board Positions
From our by-laws:
2.06 Election of At Large Voting Members of the Board.
A. Four (4) at large voting members of the Board of Directors shall be
elected each year at a public meeting held in the Fall open to all persons in the Midtown Community Benefits District who are eligible voters, one (1) from each of the four (4) sectors described in subsection C below. In order to be eligible for election as an at large voting member of the Board of Directors, an individual must be an eligible voter ... who resides in, owns taxable property in, or is a representative of a taxable property owner in the sector within the District which such individual seeks to represent.
B. The Board of Directors shall solicit written nominations for the four (4) at-large voting members of the Board of Directors. At the Fall Public Meeting, the Board of Directors shall present to those eligible voters in attendance the nominees for each sector within the District. Nominations may also be made from the floor of the meeting of any person eligible to serve as a member of the Board of Directors, which eligibility shall have been established, prior to the commencement of the meeting, to the satisfaction of the officer of the Board of Directors presiding at the meeting.
Anyone who wishes to be a nominee as described above may send a letter of intent along with a brief biography or position statement by September 21 for publication prior to the Fall Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, October 24. Nominations should be mailed to Nominations, Midtown Community Benefits District, 1221 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD, or send electronically to PMerles@Midtowncommunity.org.
Midtown's Green Team Welcomes Summer YouthWorkers
Midtown's Green Team is excited to have help from Baltimore City's YouthWorks program again this summer. Five YouthWorkers aged 16 to 21 are spending six weeks working to maintain Midtown's parks, green spaces, and trees. Their various jobs include sweeping, watering, and weed whacking. Green Team Foreman Elise Victoria explained that the YouthWorkers rotate through different sites in Midtown, providing an opportunity for "mentoring and hands-on training from the crew leaders." Midtown's YouthWorkers agree that they have learned a lot on the job and have a new respect for keeping the environment healthy. The program has also helped them to gain valuable work experience when summer jobs are hard to find. "We're happy when the city sends us good workers from the YouthWorks program," said Midtown Executive Director Peter Merles. Given the 17 acres of parks and green space in Midtown, we're certainly excited to have these five on board!