District 10 Como Community Council: Board of Director Overview

About the Council

The District 10 Como Community Council is a 501(c)3 charitable organization subject to all federal and state laws regarding governance and financial reporting for non-profit organizations organized with 501(c)3 status.

The Como Community Council is guided by a Board of Directors elected by registered community members who reside or conduct business within the District 10 boundaries. Board members have a fiduciary responsibility to promote the Council’s purpose as expressed in the Council’s by-laws.

Council Mission

The mission of the District 10 Como Community Council is to provide information, education and outreach to the community, especially within the District 10 boundaries. The organization’s goals and objectives are to enhance the preservation, safety and development for residents in District 10. Those goals will be accomplished by fostering community communications, education and events, which in turn will increase community pride and confidence. Examples of specific actions that are compatible with residential needs include: promoting public safety, maintaining good housing, improving environmental quality, fostering a healthy business climate, and collaborating with community partners to maintain a desirable neighborhood.

Board Membership

The Board of Directors consists of 17 elected community members: a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, two members from each of the subdistricts, and five at-large members. District 10 map (including subdistricts) effective January 1, 2014.

Board Positions and Duties
All Board members are elected to serve for two-year terms or to fill vacancies for the remainder of the vacated term. Elections are held at the Council's Annual Meeting in April.

  • The Chair, Secretary, one (1) representative from each subdistrict, and two (2) at-large members are elected in odd-numbered years.
  • The Vice-Chair, Treasurer, one (1) representative from each subdistrict, and three (3) at-large members are elected in even-numbered years.

Board positions and their duties are:

Chair. Duties shall include but are not limited to:
a. Presiding over all board meetings of the District 10 Como Community Council and facilitating full discussion from all members and staff.
b. Having general responsibility for oversight and governance of the affairs of the District 10 Como Community Council.
c. Having general responsibility for the implementation of all resolutions passed by members of the organization.
d. Appointing interim chairpersons of committees and ad-hoc committees.
e. Participating as an ex-officio member of all committees and task forces (however, the Community Council chair cannot chair any committee or task force except the Executive Committee.
f. Serving on the Executive Committee.

Vice Chair. Duties shall include but are not limited to:
a. Performing the duties of the Chair in his or her absence, inability, or refusal to act, and other duties as directed by the chair.
b. Assisting the Chair in the oversight and governance of the District 10 Como Community Council as requested.
c. Filling the unexpired term of the Chair in the event of a vacancy.
d. Acting as  parliamentarian at all meetings of the District 10 Como Community Council.
e. Serving on the Executive Committee.

Secretary. Duties shall include but are not limited to:
a. Ensuring that accurate records of all proceedings of meetings of the District 10 Como Community Council are kept and maintained in the district office.
b. Collecting and keeping a file of reports submitted by all committees and sub-committees.
c. Maintaining proper record keeping of all organization correspondence, letters, and other communications with various persons, businesses, and other entities.
d. Making certain that all vital records required by county, state, and federal law for operation are updated and on file at the District 10 office.
e. Serving on the Executive Committee.

Treasurer. Duties shall include but are not limited to:
a. Receiving and securing monies obtained for conducting the business of the District 10 Como Community Council.
b. Disbursing monies for the sole purpose of the organization’s mission based business as needed and at the direction of the organization.
c. Keeping accurate records of the fiscal matters of the District 10 Como Community Council.
d. Preparing an annual financial statement to be presented at the annual meeting.
e. Presenting a monthly Treasurer’s report at each organization meeting.
f. Serving on the Executive Committee.

All Members. Duties shall include but are not limited to:
a. Attending the monthly Board of Directors meeting.
b. Serving on at least one committee, ad-hoc committee, or task force at all times.
c. Participating in Council-sponsored events, including Neighborhood Cleanup Day.
d. Helping to fulfill the Council’s obligation to watch over the Historic Streetcar Station during museum hours on Sundays. For most members, this means four days per year.

District 10 Como Community Council | 1224 Lexington Pkwy N, Saint Paul, MN 55103 | 651.644.3889 | district10 [at] district10comopark.org

Site donated by: Havens Design, Matt Schmitt Photography
and UrbanPlanet Software LLC