CommunityRule

Updated: June 14, 2020

This a derived CommunityRule and a way of understanding how our online community works and how Longmont Startup Week is structured.

Basics

Longmont Startup Week has an annually self-appointed board of no more than 5 members that determine policies and implements them.

Our Mission: We support entrepreneurs and business owners by building a more vibrant and active entrepreneurial ecosystem through events and programming.

Our Values: Community, Creativity, Inclusion, and Integrity

Participants

All are welcome to participate in Longmont Startup Week and its related online community.

The board may choose to remove a community member from the online community if at least 51% of board members vote for removal.

Each year current board members elect the board members for the subsequent year.

Board members can serve an unlimited number of 1-year terms. Terms begin in January and elections are held between August and December.

Policy

The board is expected to operate according to this Rule and the explicit agreements it has created.

At least 51% of board members must vote to approve a proposal in order for it to become a community agreement.

Board members or their designees are responsible for implementing agreements, and the board should have access to the means to implement the agreements that it has approved.

Community participants unhappy with the board’s implementation with the agreements may voice their concerns to individual board members or in the community at large.

Process

Longmont Startup Week relies on Longmont Economic Development Partnership (EDP) as a financial partner and fundraiser. Longmont EDP does not make any money on the week and any financial inflows are directly used for Longmont Startup Week. If inflows exceed outflows, any leftover monies are preserved for the following year and are not spent on EDP expenses.

Any grievances may be addressed directly with individual board members or all members of the board.

Evolution

Changes to this Rule require 2/3 approval of the board.

CommunityRule derived

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