There are 21 seats on the
Board - 7 named offices, each with its unique duties, and 14 Community Officer seats.
There are two types of stakeholders:
(1) Community Interest
do not live, work, or own property
within the VNC area, but they have substantial and ongoing participation within VNC's boundaries. For example, they may
be in a community organization such as, but not limited to, educational, non-profit and/or religious
organizations. One of the 14 Community Officer seats is available for occupation by a Community Interest stakeholder.
This is the only VNC office Community Interest stakeholders can run for and/or vote for. The candidate with the most votes wins.
(2) Non-Community Interest stakeholders live, work, or own real property within the VNC boundaries. These
stakeholders can run for and fill the other 13 at-large Community Officer seats. These stakeholders can cast
one vote for each of the named offices and only one (1) vote for a Community Officer seat. If they choose, that
vote can be cast for a Community Interest Community Officer candidate. The 13 candidates with the most
votes win the 13 at-large Community Officer seats.
The reason voters can cast only one vote for any Community Officer seat is to minimize the possibility of
the Board being taken over by a slate. It seems strange, but it works. Since these election rules were adopted, the make-up of the Community Officers has consistently been of many different points of view, not just one.