“The organization has strived to include members’ voices in discussions and decisions that affect them….
Because both YuKonstruct and (co)space are designed to support the passions and aspirations of their members, it is essential for members to have a strong voice in the decisions and operations of the organization.” (Strategic Plan 2016-2019)
Yukonstruct has always understood the value of feedback from active members of both the makerspace and cospace, though we have struggled as a society with maintaining both community involvement and a streamlined governance structure. The Board of Directors has recently decided to implement a committee structure to allow for more detailed review of decisions and policies. Included in this change is one committee dedicated to the makerspace and one to the coworking space. Each of these committees will incorporate community/member feedback as a part of their mandate.
The committees are both an advisory council to staff and an opportunity for staff to present ideas and round out proposals before they are submitted to the Board for approval. The committees will also be an avenue for the membership to present ideas to the Board.
Committee member commitment:
1 meeting per month 1.5-2hrs
Commitment to sit on the committee until the next AGM (usually held in May or June)
Next Makerspace Committee meeting to be held September 15th @ 5:30 at the makerspace
Serve as a conduit for face-to-face communication with members-at-large. Filling this role may include having your profile added to the ‘Our Team’ webpage as a representative of the committee.
As committees are a new tool being used by the Society, the structure and requirements of the committee may be changed or updated as needed
Please send your interest/application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your contact info with a personal introduction and why you would like to join the makerspace committee as a community representative. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 13th at 5pm.