A seat on the Montrose Recreation District Board of Directors is now open as Barbara Bynum recently resigned from it.
Bynum previously told the Montrose Daily Press she would resign from the board president position following the completion of the Montrose Field House in December in order to do the best job she possibly could serving the Montrose City Council, which she was appointed to in 2017.
The MRD board is now seeking to appoint a new member this month. Those interested in the vacant seat can submit a letter of interest and resume by email to MRD Executive Director Ken Sherbenou at email@example.com. They can also be dropped off at the Montrose Community Recreation Center, 16350 Woodgate Road, before the Jan. 12 deadline to be considered. The remaining six members of the board will make the appointment. The seat will be up for re-election in May (a rec board seat is a four-year term).
A special board meeting will then be held at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 18 in the MCRC to interview candidates. Candidates will be considered for the vacant seat, however, the seven-member board itself will later elect its officers (president, vice president and secretary). Jason Ullmann is the current MRD Board of Directors’ vice president and Mark Plantz is the board’ secretary.
Sherbenou said to be qualified for the seat an individual must be a resident or a property owner of the recreation district. He added what he believes makes a good applicant for the board position.
“I think they need a real strong interest in helping the recreation district be as effective in serving the community as possible,” Sherbenou said. “It’s always good to have a diverse board where you’ve got different expertise, backgrounds — in terms of work or education or family — and also familiarity with the services that we offer.”
Bynum encouraged people to consider applying to join the MRD board.
“I think the rec district is an amazing organization and this is a great opportunity for someone who cares about our community to get involved and make a difference,” she said.