Board of Directors

Website The Water Conservation Garden

To educate and inspire through excellent exhibits and programs that promote water conservation and the sustainable use of related natural resources.

Friends of The Water Conservation Garden
Recently the Water Conservation Garden went through an extensive Strategic Planning process and discovered the need to strengthen our Board and transition from a working board to a governing board. We have identified a need for new board members who are well connected in the community and have Board experience.  The time commitment is about 2 hours a month, or more if you prefer, the Board meets every other month and committees meet on the off months. We also ask our Board to join events and recognition luncheon to thank our volunteers and donors throughout the year.   As you can see from our strategic plan  it is a very exciting time to be a part of the Garden.
The following is a list of the Board’s general responsibilities:
• Ensure the pursuit of the Garden’s vision, mission, and purpose.
• Reshape the Garden’s mission when necessary and set major operating policies.
• Establish strategic direction and ensure setting of annual organization goals and priorities.
• Advise on and monitor policies and programs to ensure alignment with mission and goals.
• Ensure adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission.
• Oversee fiscal policy, financial controls, and an annual budget. Approve annual budget and
material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary
• Ensure compliance with rules and regulations set by governments which have jurisdiction over it
(e.g., filing tax returns with IRS, completing 990 forms, payment payroll taxes, and operating
according to the organization’s bylaws current with Secretary of State of California.
• Approve high level agency goals, major policies, and significant program changes.
• Periodically assess performance of the organization against its mission and key program
• Engage in ‘strategic thinking’ with management to gain insight and understanding about key
issues, questions, major challenges to the organization.
• Build/enhance the Garden’s public image and reputation with key stakeholders/community.
• Identify and recruit volunteer leadership – board members and committee members.
• Select, develop, and evaluate the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
• Assess and improve Board’s performance.
• Assist in fundraising by introducing new funders to the Garden and personally give or get a gift
of $1000.00.
• Actively participate in at least one Board committee: Finance, Governance, Development,
Facilities and Exhibits.

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