Community Relations Committee – Sept 2, 2015 – meeting notes

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Wednesday, September 2nd 2015 meeting of the UAC Community Relations Committee

Rm. 100, Northwood High Building, 2231 N High St Columbus, OH 43201

MEETING NOTES

Meeting commenced at 7:50pm

Attendance: Beeman(E), Neithammer(E), Odden(P), Runta(E), Supelak(P), Uhas Sauer(P), Young(P)

Commissioners Hegley and Volkmann were present.

  1. Proposed bylaws change: Odden proposed changed text for 4.a:

Current: Distribute a monthly Commission activity fact sheet on Commission activity;

Redline: Distribute a monthly Commission activity fact sheet periodic bulletin on Commission activity and upcoming meeting dates;

Clear: Distribute a periodic bulletin on Commission activity and upcoming meeting dates;

No vote was taken. Odden will consult with Governance Chair Hegley on inclusion in an upcoming Governance agenda.

  1. Proposed establishment of an ad hoc conference committee: Odden brought a draft motion to establish an ad hoc committee to plan, organize and execute a conference in 2016. Discussion concluded that an exploratory study committee is the best first step. A revised motion was created:

The Community Relations Committee of the University Area Commission recommends the establishing of an ad hoc committee for the purpose of studying the feasibility of a conference.
a. The proposed committee shall study the feasibility of a conference.
b. The theme of the conference to be considered is “life near a university.”
c. The proposed committee will number no fewer than five members.
d. The proposed committee will have the authority to study the feasibility of a conference.
e. The proposed committee is subject to Article V, Section 1 of the University Area Commission bylaws.

Above motion proposed by Odden; Supelak seconded.
Vote: Odden(Y); Supelak(Y); Uhas Sauer(Y); Young(Y).

  1. Commissioner Young indicated the need for Commissioner training, including the verification that Commissioners were receiving, among other things, City of Columbus – provided training. Discussion included consideration of the roles of Governance and Community Relations in creating and delivering training. This topic will figure centrally in the October Community Relations Agenda.

Meeting adjourned at 8:56pm

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