The following leadership appointments were voted on and implemented at the June 19 board meeting: Bud Beehler, Board President and Jay Day, Board Secretary. Matt Newcomer and Mike McCarthy will continue in the officer roles of Treasurer and Vice President, respectively. Mike Robertson, Charlie Mumford and John Flannery will continue in the positions of Board Directors. Additionally, Chuck Bowers, Rachael Stern, and Sharon Brackett were appointed as Board Directors. In the near future, bios of all board officers and directors will be available on GLCCB.org.
The board also endorsed newly revised by-laws modeled after the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations (MANO). The board aims to approve the new by-laws before the end of the month and post them online for public review.
“Our goal is to create a fully transparent organization that serves the community to its fullest extent,” said Board President Bud Beehler. “We feel this is a chance for a reset.”
Beehler also announced the board’s plan to hold regular town hall meetings where community members can makes suggestions, ask questions, or express concerns about the LGBT issues and how the GLCCB can respond. Regular advisory committee meetings are also planned to obtain input from community leaders.
Several community members expressed concern at the June 25 town hall that the board does not currently represent all segments of the community including people of color, youth, transgender men, and gender-nonconforming individuals. Beehler expressed the board’s desire to engage and include all local leaders about how the GLCCB can most effectively serve all segments of the community. Those interested in any level of involvement with the GLCCB are encouraged to contact Bud Beehler at 410.837.5445.
The next town hall meeting is scheduled for the end of September. See the August issue of Gay Life for details.