Organization serves several local counties
West Central Initiative, a regional community foundation and an economic development organization, is seeking candidates to join its Board of Directors. The organization serves the counties of Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, and Wilkin and a portion of White Earth Nation.
The Board of Directors supports and guides the organization as it works to fulfill its mission: serving to improve west central Minnesota through funding, programs, and technical assistance. The Board of Directors helps to determine the organization’s strategic framework, ensure fiscal responsibility, evaluate performance, and establish policies for effective organizational management.
“Although not a requirement, we’re particularly interested in board members from Pope and Traverse Counties and/or individuals who have expertise in areas such as health, human services, marketing, volunteerism, climate, finance, or Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI),” said West Central Initiative President Anna Wasescha.
Board members volunteer their time, roughly 3-8 hours per month. Although much of the work can be done remotely, board members make every effort to attend at least four meetings in person per year, typically at the West Central Initiative headquarters in Fergus Falls.
To learn more about this opportunity, express interest yourself, or nominate someone you feel would be a good fit for the role, visit www.wcif.org/join-our-board. The deadline to express interest or nominate is Friday, June 23.
“The future we want is one where everyone belongs and where every community is vibrant and welcoming,” said Wasescha. “If that future resonates with you, consider joining our Board of Directors.”
West Central Initiative (WCI) is a regional community foundation and an economic development organization serving the nine west central Minnesota counties of Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, and Wilkin and a portion of White Earth Nation. Through philanthropy and planning, WCI fuels insight and action for the benefit of our region and our world. Since 1986, WCI has provided more than $57 million in loans and $72 million in grants to businesses and organizations. Learn more at www.wcif.org.