FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1 / Q: Where can I find the link to attend the general Community Council meetings?
A: If you are on the e-mail list, a link is sent to you at least once before the meeting. If you don’t see one by the date of the meeting, check your spam folder. One e-mail will go out 10 -11 days before the meeting. Another is usually sent as a reminder the day of or the day before the meeting.
The link is also published on the Events page of our website. The meeting information and agenda usually goes up at least a week before the meeting.
2 / Q: What can I do if the ferry runs late (and I can't make it home before a council meeting starts)?
A: You can call in to the meeting from your cell phone and participate that way. The call-in number for the meeting will be on the website Events page.
3 / Q: Are the dates and times of meetings set well in advance?
A: Yes. Community Council meetings are now held the 3rd Thursday of the month, from 7-9pm. The board meetings are now held the 1st Thursday of the month, at 7:30pm.
4 / Q: Who is on the board?
1. Ben Carr - Interim VP
2. Debby Jackson - Secretary and Interim Corresponding secretary
3. Diane Emerson - President
4. Dustin Coe
5. Jessica Anakar
6. John Affolter - Treasurer
Their terms run through November, 2024.
5 / Q: I have an important issue I think the Community Council should address. What should I do?
You can always attend a meeting of the Community Council and raise the issue there during the Open Discussion portion of the agenda.
6 / Q: Where do you get your funds to operate?
A: Currently, we depend on donations from our board members and interested members of the community to cover the expenses we have. We had our first public fundraiser at the 2022 Strawberry Festival, with the help of Michaella Olavarri of Mica's Kitchen. John Affolter, our Treasurer, is organizing a Ways and Means Committee. We would welcome your help with this! Please request his contact details through the president, Diane Emerson, at email@example.com
7 / Q: How do you become a member of the Community Council?
A: If you are 18 years old or older, and reside, even part time, on Vashon-Maury Island, you may become a member. Residents 18 years and older may vote on all issues which come up at the monthly meetings of the community council. You need to provide your Vashon-Maury Island mailing address, your e-mail address (if you have one), and your name to Diane Emerson, dianeEmerson@yahoo.com. Or visit our Home Page and fill out the form at the bottom of the page.