Leadership Development Committee

Leadership Development is a Standing Committee authorized in the Bylaws of UUSD. Its members are elected at the Annual Meeting of the congregation in June.

What We Do

Leadership Development engages, connects, and supports UUSD members in becoming part of the volunteer and leadership life of our vibrant congregation. Our specific responsibilities include:

  • Identifying potential committee members and those who want to volunteer to help with specific volunteer needs
  • Managing the self-nomination process for electing members to the Board of Trustees and the Leadership Development Committee
  • Coordinating leadership development activities to help identify and prepare members for leadership positions within UUSD.

Past Events

Meet the Candidates Forum

Please join us for our Meet the Candidates Forum on Thursday, May 25th at 7p.m. via Zoom.  This will be a great opportunity to hear from each of the candidates running for Board of Trustees and Leadership Development. There will be time for Q&A following the candidates’ comments.

There will be four candidates on the ballot at the Annual Meeting on June 11th for the three openings on the Board of Trustees.  The candidates for BOT are Richard Wheeler, Jane Miller, Carol Huckabee, and John Sykes.  Those elected by the congregation for the BOT will join Paul Barnett, Kent Sprunger, Linda Marsden, and Beth Law who are continuing their current terms. The candidates on the ballot for the two openings on the Leadership Development Committee are Darlene Sellers and Rand Lytton.   Elected LDC candidates will join existing LDC members Donna Davis, Kaz Huston, and Pam Everett.  All elected candidates will serve a two-year term from 7/1/23-6/30/25.

Join the Candidate Forum on Thursday, May 25th at 7pm by clicking here:    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82834445648?pwd=SDg2UnlCVUpQYlhaR0YxYWdyTFVvQT09

Your Opportunity to Serve on the Board of Trustees or Leadership Development

At the Annual Meeting in June 2023, the congregation will elect four members to serve on the Board of Trustees and two members for the Leadership Development Committee. Those elected will serve two-year terms from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2025.

Self-Nomination Process

Members who are interested in serving on either the Board or Leadership Development must complete and submit a Self-Nomination Form for the group they are interested in and email it to LeadershipDeveloment@uussd.org by March 31, 2023. Your name will be placed on the ballot for the Annual Meeting in June.

Description of Board Trustee and Leadership Development Positions

Please review the Board Trustee and Leadership Development position descriptions for more information about the responsibilities, requirements, and desired qualifications for those serving in both of these groups.

Please contact LeadershipDevelopment@uussd.org for more information and support in making the decision to serve on the Board or Leadership Development.

Leadership Development Committee: Donna Davis and Ellen Loewy—Co-Chairs, Nancy Commisso, Pam Everett, and Kaz Huston

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