Board Membership is for YOU!

Ballard neighbors need connection with each other for support and ideas in a time of dwindling natural resources. Our current social structure does not provide much opportunity for neighbors to work together for the common good and exercise community ingenuity. This is where you come in!

Sustainable Ballard supports some of the most progressive activities going on in Ballard today, including projects helping our unhoused neighbors (Market and Bakery Gleaning, Meals with Neighbors, Free Letters Home, Ballard Knitters for People Experiencing Homelessness), promoting the sharing economy (Little Free Libraries, Ballard Tool Library, Game & Puzzle Swap), providing sustainability education and opportunity for action (Meaningful Movies, DEI Taskforce, RainWise) and more!

We are looking for committed and energetic people to join our Board of Directors. Could this be you?  You’ll have the opportunity to use your skills to support passionate neighbors  who want to create a better world. What might you bring to our board? Familiarity with non-profit management? Ability to recruit friends to volunteer? Eagerness and skills to promote our good works? Time to attend local meetings or lead hands-on activities? Curiosity about what sustainability means today?

If you are interested in becoming a Sustainable Ballard board member, please download our Board Application and return to Andrea Faste and Jenny Heins by Jan 2nd, or join us for our Annual Meeting in January to get an introduction to our organization and learn more about board membership. Contact Andrea or Jenny for more information.

We are especially seeking Board members who can provide any of the following:

  • Contribution to the board’s cultural, age or income diversity
  • Experience with non-profit financial planning and budget forecasting
  • Experience with leadership development and support
  • Willingness to commit 3-5 hours per month attending board meetings and events
  • Willingness to lead, organize and/or present at one or more events per year

For more information on the current Board, see the About page.