We are glad to report that we received return ballots from over 40% of People’s members. This is 10% more than required in the Bylaws for a successful election as passed in February this year. Tom Hackley, Bob Friedel, and Dan Bair served as tellers to conduct the count, along with Barb Davis as Parliamentarian with Melissa Emrich in attendance as well.
We welcome Gordon Bolar, Joe Hampel, and Brian Lewis to the 2022-23 Board of Trustees, and Steve Cavanaugh and Lois Loeffler to the 2022-23 Nominating Committee. The congregation approved the 2022-23 Budget as presented at the annual meeting in May, authorized a special collection in an effort to increase the hourly pay rate for all employees to reach $15.98/hour this next budget year, and directed the Board of Trustees to address a fair living wage in the 2023-24 budget. The full report from the tellers can be found HERE.
We are fortunate to have such a culture of participation in our democratic process. Thank you, again, for your support and direction moving into the next church year!