Nonprofit Working Group
MarinCAN is becoming a nonprofit organization. This new nonprofit will partner with the County to effectively implement the organization's Strategic Plan.
We’ve formed a working group made up of Executive Steering Committee members and a member of our Equity Task Force. They will assist County Staff to develop necessary documents and those documents will be posted for public review. See below for important milestones and opportunities to engage in our process!
- Launch nonprofit working group [complete]
- Seek community input on Board Member Selection Criteria [complete]
- Seek Board of Supervisors approval to form nonprofit, allocate additional County staff time for support, and fund the nonprofit and implementation of the Strategic Plan [complete]
- Board Member Recruitment: Call for applicants! Key Responsibilities and Board Member Application posted online [in progress]
- Select 10 community members and 9 Agency/Local Government/Elected Officials members to serve on the Board of Directors [not started]
- Finalize legal formation of nonprofit with Federal and State governments [not started]
- Hold first Board Meeting [not started]
Board of Directors
We are in the process of recruiting new Board Members to sit on the first Board of Directors. The Board will be made up of 19 individuals representing the Marin County community.
Who Are the Board Members?
We are recruiting all 19 new board members. Community members, elected officials, agency staff, and local government staff must apply using one of the application links above.
How Will We Select Board Members?
The working group developed draft selection criteria. The criteria was developed after review of similar criteria from a variety of Bay Area and U.S. nonprofits. On 9/30/21, we closed the public comment period for the selection criteria we will use when selecting the new Board of Directors. We took the feedback provided into consideration as we finalized the Board Member Selection Criteria. The working group and County Staff will evaluate all applications received using this criteria.
Persons interested in serving on the Board of Directors should review the selection criteria, key responsibilities, vision and values, and bylaws before applying.
Documents for Review and/or Input
MarinCAN is working with independent legal counsel to form the nonprofit.
MarinCAN continues to seek grants and other funding sources to support implementation of the MarinCAN solutions, equity initiatives, and community engagement around climate change and implementation of the solutions.