Linda Burwell, Vice President of the Board
Andrew Ennis, Treasurer of the Board
Principal, US Federal Properties Company
Attorney, Polsinelli Law Firm
Licensed Team Manager, Bill Hightower Team
Social Worker, Liberty Academy School
Attorney, McClelland Law Firm
Steve Myrick, President of the Board
Associate Loan Originator, PrimeLending
Community Development Administrator, Gladstone
Managing Partner, Paul LLP
Jeanine Thill, Secretary of the Board
Senior Student Recruitment Specialist, UMKC
Community Development Manager, Liberty
RESPONSIBILITIES OF BOARD MEMBERS
- Terms: Three-years. Members may serve two consecutive terms if asked to return. After six (6) years, members must step down for at least one year before being considered for a new term. Reference: Bylaws.
- Officer Positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary are the officer positions and they are considered the Executive Committee. Officer positions are voted on annually, but a member may serve multiple years. It is strongly suggested that the vice president succeed the president. Reference: Bylaws.
- Meetings: Every other month, usually on the first Wednesday of the month from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm held at the Freedom House Classroom Room. Attendance is expected at all board meetings including the annual Rebuilding Day and fund-raising events. Attendance at a minimum of 75% of all required functions and board meetings is required to maintain board status.
- Task Force Assignments: Each board member is expected to work actively on behalf of at least one Task Force between board meetings.
- Fund Raising: Every board member is responsible for the financial viability of the program, and should represent the program in a positive manner at every opportunity. Specifically, each board member is expected to make a personal annual contribution according to their means. This is required so grant applications and other fundraising activities can state that 100% of the board contributes to the program.
- Vision Building Session: For long-term management and development of our program, an extended board session will be held every January.
- Ethics: Every board member is to maintain the highest ethical standards and never allow any personal conflict of interest to affect decision-making on behalf of the organization. Reference: RT Conflict of Interest Policy.
- Rebuilding Day: Every board member is expected to participate in our annual Rebuilding Day that is usually held on a Saturday in mid-September.
- Non-compliance: Any non-compliance with the above policies will be considered as your resignation from the Board of Directors of Rebuilding Together Kansas City.
- Travel Reimbursement for RTKC Members: As long as the budget will allow it, the Rebuilding Together Kansas City Budget will pay for all travel, lodging, and food expenses that is accrued when a board or staff member represents RTKC at an official event. These events might include:
- Rebuilding Together National Conference
- Region 9 Meetings
- Grant Required Events (i.e. Golf Tournaments, Parties, Galas, etc.)
- RTKC Presentations
- Trainings and Workshops