Downtown Long Beach Associates seeking candidates for its board of directors

<strong>The Taste of Downtown event is one of the functions sponsored by the Downtown Long Beach Associates. </strong>

The Taste of Downtown event is one of the functions sponsored by the Downtown Long Beach Associates.


The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is seeking candidates interested in serving as a member of the organization’s board of directors for its 2012-14 fiscal years beginning Oct. 1, 2012, according to Board Development Committee chair Kristi Allen.
“Every year we look forward to the opportunity to meet with and hear from many community members who want to be more involved with the DLBA, and their Downtown,” Allen said. “The DLBA works closely with many civic and community partners to profoundly impact and enhance our urban city center. Being a part of this is an enjoyable, fulfilling and rewarding experience.”
The DLBA invites all downtown stakeholders who are interested in serving on its board of directors to complete and return a biography sheet, which can be downloaded at downtownlongbeach.org/board2012/ . The deadline for submission is May 25, 2012, after which members of the Board Development Committee will review submissions and interview candidates.
Following the Board’s approval process, the DLBA will distribute slates to its stakeholders for ratification.
Charged with managing downtown Long Beach’s improvement districts, the DLBA is a nonprofit organization committed to improving and promoting Downtown Long Beach through a wide range of programs and services that include advocacy, capital improvements, beautification projects, economic development, clean and safe, special events, marketing and communications, according to a press release issued by the organization this week.
Covering a geographic area that encompasses 120 square blocks and serves all downtown stakeholders, the DLBA is governed by a volunteer board of directors composed of individuals, each of whom serves a two-year term, who represent property and business owners, residents and community partners.
Property owners are represented by a specific number of seats based on Property Based Improvement District (PBID) benefit zones. Given that the PBID is currently in the midst of a renewal process, and that property ownership composition would change if approved, the DLBA board has adopted a resolution to evaluate the board composition to ensure that the appropriate number of directors seats will represent the newly formed PBID, contingent on Long Beach City Council’s approval of the proposed PBID Management Plan.
For more information about the DLBA, its programs and services, visit downtownlongbeach.org or call (562) 436-4259.

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