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Artisans Asylum is governed by a Board of Directors. This page is for a record of board public activities. Board responsibilities are dictated by the [[Bylaws]].
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=Directors=
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The Board of Directors of the Artisan’s Asylum represents the voting members by governing through [[Governance Policies|written policies]] that direct, control, and inspire the organization. It deliberates in many voices, but governs in one. The Board is made up of members who are either elected by the voting members or are appointed by other Board members. The Chair of the Board is a member elected by the Board whose role is to assure the integrity of the Board’s process and to represent the Board to outside parties. The Board formally meets at least once a month to vote on resolutions, which are recorded in [[Minutes of the Board of Directors|publicly available minutes]]. The Board may be contacted at {{nospam|board|artisansasylum.com}}.
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==Meeting Minutes==
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[[Minutes of the Board of Directors|Publicly available minutes]]
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== Board Members ==
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==Former Directors==
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Rahul Bhargava, <br/>
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* Tom Sanfilippo
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Calvin Domenico, <br/>
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* William Zimmer (Appointed)
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Lenny Foner, <br/>
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* James McClurkin (March-Oct 2016)
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Mimi Graney, ''Treasurer'' <br/>
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* Paul Kassebaum ( - Jan 2016)
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K. Gretchen Greene<br/>
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* James Dunn, Director (Appointed, Jan 2015 - Jun 2015)
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W. Aaron Waychoff
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* Rahul Bhargava, Director (Appointed, Oct 2013)
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* Lisa Goldstein, Director (Appointed, - Oct 2014)
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* Lenny Foner, Director (Chair, Elected, Oct 2013 - Aug 2014)
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* W. Aaron Waychoff, Director (Chair, Elected, Oct 2013 - March 2014)
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* Jesse Baer-Kahn, Director (Appointed)
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* K. Gretchen Greene, Director (Appointed, Chair)
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* Calvin Domenico, Director (Elected, June 2012 - )
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* Aaron Falk, Director (Chair, Elected, June 2012 - )
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* Mimi Graney, Director & Treasurer (Elected, June 2012 - Oct 2014)
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* Benjamin Linder, Director & Secretary (by show of hands none opposing, 2010 - June 2012?)
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* Jimmie Rodgers, Director (from merger, May 2010 - June 2012?)
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* Jenn Martinez, Director & Treasurer (Founder, May 2010 - )
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* Gui Cavalcanti, Director & President (Founder, Director May 2010 - Oct 2013)
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=Officers=
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The Officers of the Corporation shall be: Executive Director, President, a Secretary (or Clerk) and a Treasurer. The Corporation may also have a Chief Financial Officer, one or more Assistant Secretaries, one or more Assistant Treasurers, and such other officers as the Board of Directors may determine from time to time.
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== Minutes ==
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==Executive Director==
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The board meets from time to time.  Approved minutes from each meeting are posted below.  These minutes are for the community's information.  Formal meeting records are the responsibility of the Secretary.
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The Executive Director shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and, subject to the control of the Board of Directors, shall have general charge and supervision of the affairs of the Corporation and, except as otherwise provided by the Articles of Organization, the By-laws and the Massachusetts General laws, the Executive Director shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Board are carried into effect.
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/8/8b/8.21.2013_board_minutes.pdf Meeting Minutes - August 21, 2013] <br/>
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==President==
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/f/f3/7.16.2013_board_minutes.pdf Meeting Minutes - July 16, 2013] <br/>
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The President shall be the primary elected representative of the Voting Members and perform the duties of the President as described in the By-laws.
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/f/ff/4.3.13_board_minutes.pdf Meeting Minutes - April 3, 2013] <br/>
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/5/54/2.13.2013_board_minutes.pdf Meeting Minutes - February 13, 2013] <br/>
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/5/51/1.8.2013_board_minutes.pdf Meeting Minutes - January 8, 2013] <br/>
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/0/08/12.18.12_board_minutes.pdf Meeting Minutes - December 18, 2012] <br/>
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/2/23/11.27.2012_board_minutes.pdf Meeting Minutes - November 27, 2012] <br/>
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/e/ea/10.23.12_board_minutes.pdf Meeting Minutes - October 23, 2012] <br/>
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/7/76/9.22.12_board_minutes.pdf Meeting Minutes - September 22, 2012] <br/>
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/8/88/8.11.12_board_minutes.pdf Meeting Minutes - August 11, 2012] <br/>
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/b/bc/6.30.12_board_minutes.pdf Meeting Minutes - June 30, 2012] <br/>
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== Annual Meeting Notes & Supporting Materials ==
 
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/0/00/Fall_2013_Annual_Meeting_Notes_%26_Community_Updates.pdf Fall 2013 Annual Meeting - Notes & Community Updates] <br/>
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===Former Presidents/Executive Directors===
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/a/a9/Treasurer_Report_2013.pdf Fall 2013 Annual Meeting - Treasurer's Report] <br/>
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Prior to 2016 the President and ED were a single role. It was held by
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/b/bd/AA_Board_Year_in_Review_FY_2013.pdf Fall 2013 Annual Meeting - Board Activities Report] <br/>
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* Derek Seabury
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/4/45/Proposed_Bike_Shop_Move_Fall_2013.pdf Fall 2013 Proposal 1: Bikes Front & Center -- SCUL Shop Move] <br/>
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* Molly Rubenstein
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/3/39/Greentown_Labs_Annex_Proposal_Fall_2013.pdf Fall 2013 Proposal 2: More Studio Space -- Greentown Labs Annex] <br/>
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* Gui Cavalcanti
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/8/8e/All_Hours_Membership_Structure_Changes_Proposal_Fall_2013.pdf Fall 2013 Proposal 3: Asylum at All Hours -- Proposed Changes to Membership Structure] <br/>
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/0/0e/Fall_2013_Proposals_-_Institutional_Membership_Alternatives.pdf Fall 2013 Proposal 3B: Institutional Membership Alternatives] <br/>
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Proposals Addenda: <br/>
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/b/b5/Greentown_Labs_Annex_Proposal_Fall_2013.xlsx Greentown Labs Annex Layout Diagram & Income Spreadsheet] <br/>
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/7/7b/DRAFT_New_Membership_Structure_Proposal_Fall_2013.xlsx New Membership Structure Proposal Comparison Worksheet] <br/>
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== Artisan's Asylum Budget Documents ==
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==Secretary==
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The Secretary shall cause minutes to be kept of the meetings of the Board of Directors in appropriate books. He or she shall give all notices of the meetings of the Board of Directors. He or she shall be the custodian of the records of the Corporation (other than those kept by the Treasurer) and of the corporate seal, and shall affix the latter when required. He or she shall in general perform all the duties incident to the office of Secretary, subject to the control of the Board of Directors and of the
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Executive Committee.
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/7/77/Board-Approved_P%26L_Budget_FYE_2014.pdf Board-Approved FY'14 Profit and Loss Budget] <br/>
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===Current Secretary===
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* Tim Butterworth, Elected June 2017
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== Board-Approved Policies ==
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Tim has been coming to the Asylum since 2012, and has been a member since 2014. He became secretary because in that time A2 has come to be a community which matters so much more to him than a mere workshop ever could. As Secretary, he has have four priorities. First, he hopes that timelier completion of board minutes will go a long way towards keeping everyone on the same page. Second, he’d like to describe the board's progress in an easily digestible format published sooner than minutes can be approved. Third, he’d like to (with the help of some clerks) have minutes taken or reports made at as many special meetings, town halls, or committee meetings as possible. Finally, he’d like to make himself available as a mediator for any meetings or discussions which would benefit from an impartial voice. 
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See [[:Category:Policies#Board-Approved_Policies|Board-Approved Policies on the Policies Category page]].
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In short, he’d like to use the platform of Secretary to respectfully present all of our voices in a neutral way so that we can debate ideas rather than people. 
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== 2013 Bylaws Revision ==
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===Former Secretaries===
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/a/ab/AA_Bylaws_20120417-proposed_amendments.pdf Bylaws approved April 17, 2012] (the ones being revised)<br>
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*Andrew Hatzung, Secretary (Elected Oct 2015 - June 2017)
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/2/22/July_10_Artisan%27s_Asylum_Meeting_Bylaws_Issues_List.pdf Bylaws issues summary from Ropes & Gray] <br>
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* David Markowitz, Secretary (Elected Oct 2014 - Oct 2015)
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[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/c/c7/Artisans_Asylum_Bylaws_Draft_6Aug2013.pdf Draft bylaws revision for community review 6Aug2013]
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* Ellen Blackburn, Secretary (Elected, Oct 2013 - Oct 2014)
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* Carolyn Emberley, Secretary (Elected Jun 2012 - Oct 2013)
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* Benjamin Linder, Director & Secretary (2010 - Jun 2012)
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== See Also ==
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==Treasurer==
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* [http://www.fasb.org/jsp/FASB/Page/SectionPage&cid=1176156317989 Financial Accounting Standards Board's statements of financial accounting concepts.]
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The Treasurer shall have supervision over the receipt and custody of the Corporation's funds, and shall cause to be kept correct and complete books and records of account, including full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the Corporation, and in general shall perform such duties as are customary to the office of Treasurer. In addition, the Treasurer shall perform such other duties as the Board of Directors or the Executive Director may from time to time assign to the Treasurer. The Treasurer shall be provided with a bond for the faithful discharge or his or her duties in such amount as the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee may require.
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===Current Treasurer===
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* Jonathan Card, Elected Oct 2015
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===Former Treasurers===
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* Mimi Graney, Director & Treasurer
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* Jenn Martinez, Director & Treasurer
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==Assistant Treasurer==
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Michael Semone. Appointed. Term ends in October 2015.
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=Finance Committee=
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* Committee Chair, Treasurer, Jonathan Card.
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* President, Derek Seabury
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=Advisory Council=
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Artisan's Asylum has an Advisory Council for excited and experienced individuals who want to assist the Asylum but who can't commit to a sustained interaction. For more information, please contact the Board at {{nospam|board|artisansasylum.com}}.
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* [http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/2/2a/Advisory_board_charter.pdf Advisory Council Charter]
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=Conflicts of Interest=
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* [http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/images/1/10/2014_signed_COIs.pdf Signed conflicts of interest statements]
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[[Category:Governance]]
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[[Category: Roles]]

Current revision as of 08:47, 7 November 2017

Contents

Directors

The Board of Directors of the Artisan’s Asylum represents the voting members by governing through written policies that direct, control, and inspire the organization. It deliberates in many voices, but governs in one. The Board is made up of members who are either elected by the voting members or are appointed by other Board members. The Chair of the Board is a member elected by the Board whose role is to assure the integrity of the Board’s process and to represent the Board to outside parties. The Board formally meets at least once a month to vote on resolutions, which are recorded in publicly available minutes. The Board may be contacted at boardREboardMOartisansasylum.comVEME@artisansasylum.com.

Meeting Minutes

Publicly available minutes

Former Directors

  • Tom Sanfilippo
  • William Zimmer (Appointed)
  • James McClurkin (March-Oct 2016)
  • Paul Kassebaum ( - Jan 2016)
  • James Dunn, Director (Appointed, Jan 2015 - Jun 2015)
  • Rahul Bhargava, Director (Appointed, Oct 2013)
  • Lisa Goldstein, Director (Appointed, - Oct 2014)
  • Lenny Foner, Director (Chair, Elected, Oct 2013 - Aug 2014)
  • W. Aaron Waychoff, Director (Chair, Elected, Oct 2013 - March 2014)
  • Jesse Baer-Kahn, Director (Appointed)
  • K. Gretchen Greene, Director (Appointed, Chair)
  • Calvin Domenico, Director (Elected, June 2012 - )
  • Aaron Falk, Director (Chair, Elected, June 2012 - )
  • Mimi Graney, Director & Treasurer (Elected, June 2012 - Oct 2014)
  • Benjamin Linder, Director & Secretary (by show of hands none opposing, 2010 - June 2012?)
  • Jimmie Rodgers, Director (from merger, May 2010 - June 2012?)
  • Jenn Martinez, Director & Treasurer (Founder, May 2010 - )
  • Gui Cavalcanti, Director & President (Founder, Director May 2010 - Oct 2013)

Officers

The Officers of the Corporation shall be: Executive Director, President, a Secretary (or Clerk) and a Treasurer. The Corporation may also have a Chief Financial Officer, one or more Assistant Secretaries, one or more Assistant Treasurers, and such other officers as the Board of Directors may determine from time to time.

Executive Director

The Executive Director shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and, subject to the control of the Board of Directors, shall have general charge and supervision of the affairs of the Corporation and, except as otherwise provided by the Articles of Organization, the By-laws and the Massachusetts General laws, the Executive Director shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Board are carried into effect.

President

The President shall be the primary elected representative of the Voting Members and perform the duties of the President as described in the By-laws.


Former Presidents/Executive Directors

Prior to 2016 the President and ED were a single role. It was held by

  • Derek Seabury
  • Molly Rubenstein
  • Gui Cavalcanti

Secretary

The Secretary shall cause minutes to be kept of the meetings of the Board of Directors in appropriate books. He or she shall give all notices of the meetings of the Board of Directors. He or she shall be the custodian of the records of the Corporation (other than those kept by the Treasurer) and of the corporate seal, and shall affix the latter when required. He or she shall in general perform all the duties incident to the office of Secretary, subject to the control of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee.

Current Secretary

  • Tim Butterworth, Elected June 2017

Tim has been coming to the Asylum since 2012, and has been a member since 2014. He became secretary because in that time A2 has come to be a community which matters so much more to him than a mere workshop ever could. As Secretary, he has have four priorities. First, he hopes that timelier completion of board minutes will go a long way towards keeping everyone on the same page. Second, he’d like to describe the board's progress in an easily digestible format published sooner than minutes can be approved. Third, he’d like to (with the help of some clerks) have minutes taken or reports made at as many special meetings, town halls, or committee meetings as possible. Finally, he’d like to make himself available as a mediator for any meetings or discussions which would benefit from an impartial voice. 

In short, he’d like to use the platform of Secretary to respectfully present all of our voices in a neutral way so that we can debate ideas rather than people. 

Former Secretaries

  • Andrew Hatzung, Secretary (Elected Oct 2015 - June 2017)
  • David Markowitz, Secretary (Elected Oct 2014 - Oct 2015)
  • Ellen Blackburn, Secretary (Elected, Oct 2013 - Oct 2014)
  • Carolyn Emberley, Secretary (Elected Jun 2012 - Oct 2013)
  • Benjamin Linder, Director & Secretary (2010 - Jun 2012)

Treasurer

The Treasurer shall have supervision over the receipt and custody of the Corporation's funds, and shall cause to be kept correct and complete books and records of account, including full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the Corporation, and in general shall perform such duties as are customary to the office of Treasurer. In addition, the Treasurer shall perform such other duties as the Board of Directors or the Executive Director may from time to time assign to the Treasurer. The Treasurer shall be provided with a bond for the faithful discharge or his or her duties in such amount as the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee may require.

Current Treasurer

  • Jonathan Card, Elected Oct 2015

Former Treasurers

  • Mimi Graney, Director & Treasurer
  • Jenn Martinez, Director & Treasurer

Assistant Treasurer

Michael Semone. Appointed. Term ends in October 2015.

Finance Committee

  • Committee Chair, Treasurer, Jonathan Card.
  • President, Derek Seabury

Advisory Council

Artisan's Asylum has an Advisory Council for excited and experienced individuals who want to assist the Asylum but who can't commit to a sustained interaction. For more information, please contact the Board at boardREboardMOartisansasylum.comVEME@artisansasylum.com.

Conflicts of Interest

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