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Interested in joining CSPA’s Board of Directors? We welcome your application!
Read below for information on what it means to be on the board, including responsibilities and expectations. Then, download an application, complete it, and send it in. We will contact you shortly.
New directors are elected to the board by current directors. Applicants are interviewed by multiple members of the board before the applicant’s election is considered at a board meeting.
CSPA’s directors are volunteers committed to supporting California State Parks and Beaches along the Pacific coast of San Mateo County. You have probably already read these pages, but you may wish at this time to review About Us for an overview of CSPA and Board of Directors for a description of CSPA’s organization.
Directors are responsible for:
- participating in regular board meetings
- participating in other ad hoc board meetings, board retreats, and consulations via email
- evaluating budget requests from State Parks and allocating CSPA funds at the board's January meeting and as needed throughout the year
- ensuring that board actions and expenditures meet all legal and fiscal requirements
- staying well informed about the State Parks in CSPA's area and about their long- and short-term needs.
The Board of Directors meets in odd-numbered months—i.e., every other month. Meetings are in Half Moon Bay on a Wednesday evening and typically last two-to-three hours.
The term of office is nominally three years, but varies between 2 years 8 months and 3 years 6 months depending on the time of year the director is first elected. In all cases, a term ends at the conclusion of a March meeting. Consecutive terms of office are limited to two.
Officers of the board are elected annually at the March meeting. Each director is strongly encouraged to serve as an officer at some time during his or her term.
Directors are expected to serve on one or more of CSPA’s committees. It is mostly through the work of these committees that programs and events approved by the board are accomplished.
Directors are asked to assist with fund-raising events, festivals, and other events. Examples are Seal Adventures and Coastal Wildflower Day.