The Presidential Search Committee met via Conference Call on April 18.
The PSC discussed issues around making our meetings open to the public. Liz shared an email from the Open UUA committee and her response, which was that we are in process with this, and operated somewhat analogous to the way a search committee in a church would work. Liz also shared the Moderator Search process with the PSC; theirs involved no public meetings.
Due to the need for privacy, especially on behalf of potential candidates, the PSC will set aside times in our meetings that are open for public observation. At this time, only “in person” meetings will be open to the public.
Our next “in person” meeting will be May 16-17 in Houston. Meetings will be held at First Unitarian-Museum District. Schedule:
Friday 9-5 with a lunch break. 3:00 – 5:00 open to public, with 10-15 minutes for public comment/questions.
Saturday: 9:00 start. 9:30 – 11 public observation.
Campaign Finance and Election Practice: The UUA Board’s suggestion is for campaign finance reform to be done as a rule, not a bylaw; they suggested this happen at GA 2015, not this summer.
The PSC reported on the research interviews about the job description. Most have been completed and the files will be shared so we can read them before the May meeting. At that meeting, a job description will be put together so that it may be shared at General Assembly for feedback.