Selection of Cemetery Representative for the GSRMA Board of Director

Mar 2016 21 | Posted by liz.smith

This is a reminder that April 30th, 2016, is the deadline for cemetery members to notify us that their governing board has interest in having a board member serve on the GSRMA Board of Directors for the 2016 – 2018 term.

Last year, at the suggestion of PCA board representatives, the GSRMA Board agreed to review the Authority’s process for selecting replacement directors when a position is vacated. At its March, 2015, meeting, the Board decided to test a revision of the process specifically in the selection of the replacement for the cemetery representative position that will be vacated in July, 2016.

The revised process directs staff to solicit member cemetery districts as to their willingness and desire to appoint a member of their board to serve on the GSRMA Board. Once we have established the list of those districts that are interested, the representative district will be selected by random drawing from that list.

The length of term for this board position is 2 years. The next open term is from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018. GSRMA board meetings are bi-monthly starting in July (6 meetings a year). Meetings are held in the GSRMA board room in Willows, CA, from 6-8 pm on the second Wednesday of each meeting month. Each board member receives a $100 stipend, plus reimbursement for travel expenses (including lodging and meals, if applicable.)

Please share this information with your board and let us know if it would be willing to provide a representative, as described above, for the term beginning July 1, 2016.

The drawing for the new board member will take place at the May 11, 2016, GSRMA board meeting. Please contact Scott Schimke if you have questions.