[Vision2020] LEDC Board Selection

Art Deco deco at moscow.com
Tue May 3 16:41:57 PDT 2005

Barbara, LEDC, et all,

Two comments:  

1.    Although it is stated that there are 22 positions on the LEDC board, it appears by your listing that only 17 of these are filled.

2.    The method of having the board (or any board) elect its own members is incestuous, self-serving, and most often counter-productive.  The likelihood that a board will elect members who are basically in sync with the sitting members prevents new ideas from being presented and will lead eventually to a monolithic board (if that hasn't already happened).  The is a well-known phenomenon, see The Human Animal by Weston Labarre for an older but clear exegesis.

We still haven't heard the results of the recent, so-called election.  I know of two very well qualified persons who applied.  They haven't heard either.  This does not reflect well on the board nor is it likely to raise community support and enthusiasm for the board.

Art Deco (Wayne A. Fox)
deco at moscow.com

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Barbara Richardson Crouch" <edc at moscow.com>
To: <Vision2020 at moscow.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 11:09 AM
Subject: [Vision2020] LEDC Board Selection

> There are 22 board seats on the LEDC.  Four our reserved and appointed 
> by "founding agencies" - Latah County, City of Moscow, University of Idaho 
> and Moscow Chamber.  The other 18 are elected by the board.  The Board 
> Members are as follows:
> City - Gary Riedner; County - Tom Stroschein; University - Dr. Rob Spear; 
> Chamber - Vacant
> At- Large Bard Members: Earl ALdrich; Ron Landeck; Janice McMillam; Pat 
> Owsley; Dr. William Strand; Nathan Alford; Jeff Martin; Mike Thomason; 
> Shelley L. Bennett; Robert "Bob" Stout;  BJ Swason; Robin Woods; Bill 
> Moore.
> General LEDC Board Meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month at 
> noon and are open to the public.  I normally only do a press release when 
> I feel that is an agenda topic that the public might have an interest.  
> The LEDC is a private not-for-profit 501(c) 6 and has by-laws on file with 
> the Idaho Secretary of State that clearly outline election and other 
> adminsitrative procedures.
> Barbara
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