Board Member Application
Information & Application for Prospective Board Member
Plaza Park Neighborhood Group Inc.
Clearwater, FL 33755
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Dear Prospective Board Member,

Thank you for your interest in joining as a Board Member of the Plaza Park Neighborhood Association! This is a thrilling time for our non-profit organization and the Plaza Park neighborhood more broadly. These past couple of years since our association was founded has been transformational for our community. As we continue to move forward into a brighter new future, we do so purposefully in honoring our mission by continuing to enhance the beauty and livability of our neighborhood and striving to improve the quality of life for all members of our community.  

To help our association achieve its mission... we are looking for a select group of individuals to join the board who are passionate, proactive and excited about the prospect of being part of a dynamic group of leaders working collaboratively and in harmony towards making a positive impact and giving back to our community!  So whether you are a property owner, a resident, or a business owner... living or doing business within our neighborhood boundaries -- we welcome you to explore board membership with the Plaza Park Neighborhood Association!

The Executive Board
Our Mission & Vision Statements

Our mission is to enhance the beauty and livability of our neighborhood by fostering a sense of pride and ownership among its residents. We strive to improve the quality of life for all members of our community by promoting clean, safe, and attractive public spaces and encouraging neighborly interactions.

Our association envisions a vibrant and livable community where residents collaborate to enhance the quality of life for all.

Functions, Responsibilities, and the Selection Process

The board members are responsible for upholding the organization’s mission, vision, and values, and for providing overall leadership and strategic direction to the organization. In addition to setting policies and maintaining the nonprofit’s overall direction, the board establishes priorities, crafts strategies and ensures that plans are well-implemented. 

  1. Understand and support the mission & vision of the organization. 
  2. Support and work with the Executive Leadership Team to create a strategic direction for PPNA and to set short- and long-term goals and policies.
  3. Attend quarterly board meetings with no more than one unexcused absence annually. The full board meets approximately 4 times per year, at least once per quarter. Meetings will last approximately 1 hour and are scheduled based on availability of the Executive Leadership Team and all board members.
  4. Actively participate and work collaboratively with other board members towards the execution of at least one special project and/or community event annually. 
  5. Stay familiar with the organization’s bylaws and operation procedures.
  6. Each board member is asked to commit to at least a one-year term.
  7. Selected board members will have expressed their passion about improving the overall quality of life in our neighborhood and their willingness to contribute their time, effort, and financial support to help the association be successful in achieving its mission. 
  8. Their accomplishments will allow them to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.
  9. Serve as a member of the board in a manner that promotes the best interests of the organization, the neighborhood, and the City of Clearwater as a whole.
  10. Board members must continue to be in good standing with the organization throughout their term. Should any board member fail to uphold the mission and vision of the organization, any member of the Executive Leadership Team can make a motion to remove the board member from their position and if the motion is seconded and there is a majority vote in favor of the motion to remove the board member from their position, the motion carries.

The Selection Process
  1. Interested candidates should complete the application form below.
  2. Applications will be reviewed by each member of the Executive Leadership Team and all active board members in good standing with the organization.
  3. During the next board meeting, top candidates can be nominated by any member of the Executive Leadership Team and any active board member.
  4. A thorough discussion amongst the Executive Leadership Team and all active board members will be held and if a formal motion to appoint a candidate to a board member position is made, the motion is seconded, and there is a unanimous vote to approve the motion... then the candidate gets appointed as a new Board Member. 
  5. Candidates will be notified of the result immediately following this process.
What is your first and last name? *
What is your full home address? *
What is your email? *
What is your primary phone number? *
Why are you interested in joining as a Board Member of the Plaza Park Neighborhood Association? *
What will be your top 3 priorities if voted on and appointed to a Board Member position in our organization? *
Board members are required to attend our quarterly board meetings and to join and attend some of our neighborhood-wide monthly community meetings.  Will you be able to commit to attending the required meetings? *
Although the board member position is voluntary, we are a team who relies on one another. This means we expect one another to set and keep deadlines, to communicate clearly with one another, and to follow through on commitments made. Are you willing to be an effective team member? *
In order for our organization to accomplish its mission, there are operational expenses that we all collectively need to support and asks that each board member commit to a minimum financial contribution of $500 per year. Are you prepared for this level of commitment? *
Please provide two (2) references who can speak to your commitment to the mission & vision of the Plaza Park Neighborhood Association.  Please provide their name, email address, and phone number. *
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