ANNAPOLIS, MD (Thursday, April 21, 2022) – Annapolis Pride – the local non-profit organization that is creating a friendly, inclusive, and vibrant community where all people can thrive – is seeking four new board members.
The active board, made up of fifteen volunteers representing a diversity of backgrounds and experiences, works to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, engage local residents, businesses, and groups to unite in welcoming and embracing diversity in Annapolis. Founded in 2018, Annapolis Pride has compiled an impressive record of accomplishments on behalf of the LQBTQ+ community in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.
We are seeking new individuals who will help us build our capacity to do more in the community and expand our impact through advocacy and community engagement,” said Board Chair Joe Toolan.
Applications and nominations are sought for four board positions which will begin in October 2022. Board members serve three-year terms and may be reappointed for an additional three-year term. Annapolis Pride is committed to building a multicultural and anti-racist organization whose board is representative of the communities we serve. As such, Toolan said, we strongly encourage applications from transgender, Black, Brown, and Indigenous people.
Each board member is expected to serve on at least one committee and to attend monthly board meetings, which are held online with the goal of returning to in-person meetings in the Annapolis area as it becomes safe to do so. A summary of board member expectations and qualifications can be found on the organization’s website.
For the upcoming term, the board is seeking volunteers to lead the following committees: advocacy, fundraising/development, and parade and festival. We’re also looking for volunteers for the 2022 Annapolis Pride Parade and Festival on June 4. Learn more about the event and the organization at AnnapolisPride.org.
If you are interested in serving, or would like to nominate someone to serve, please complete the expression of interest form found online.
Applications and nominations will be reviewed beginning in mid-May, and interviews will be conducted in mid-June. New members will be recommended to the Board for approval in Aug. 2022. The term will begin on Oct. 1, 2022 and end on Sept. 30, 2025.
For More Information Contact:
Annapolis Pride, Inc.
Phone: 443-713-9026 (mobile)