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HSC 2023 Board of Directors and Membership Chair and Vice Chair
Nomination and Election Information

The HSC Nominating and Governance Committee is seeking nominations for the following roles to be elected by the HSC Membership in October 2023 for terms beginning in January 2024:


  • Lived Experience Seat (1 opening, 3-year term)

  • Homeless Service Agency Seat (1 opening, 3-year term)

  • At-Large Seat (3 openings, 3-year term)

  • Membership Chair (1 opening, 1-year term)

  • Membership Vice Chair (1 opening, 1-year term; does not sit on Board of Directors)


Please see the Board of Directors position description, code of conduct, and conflict of interest policy for additional information.  Information about eligibility for each position is below.


Nomination Process

You may self-nominate or nominate someone else you think could contribute in one of these roles.  Nominations (no more than two paragraphs) must include:


  • Name of the nominee

  • Agency or entity the nominee is affiliated with, if any

  • Seat/role for which the person is being nominated:

    • Lived Experience Seat

    • Homeless Service Agency Seat

    • At-Large Seat

    • Membership Chair

    • Membership Vice Chair

  • Two forms of contact information for the nominee

  • If known, why the nominee wants to serve in this position

  • Summary of nominee’s relevant background and experience


Nomination and Election Timeline

  • Email nominations to  The deadline for submitting nominations is 4:00pm on Friday, September 29th.

  • Candidates will be sent a few questions to answer in writing.  Contact if you need the questions in a different format.  Answers will be due Friday, October 6th at noon.

  • The Committee will announce the slate of candidates and distribute written responses from candidates on Tuesday, October 10th via the HSC listserv.

  • Nominees are invited and highly encouraged to attend the HSC annual membership meeting on Tuesday, October 17th from 1:00-2:30pm to introduce themselves and speak for up to 2 minutes about why they make a good candidate.

  • Voting will take place via electronic ballot sent to all eligible voters following the Tuesday, October 17th HSC membership meeting, and continuing through Friday, October 20th.  Results will be announced after voting has closed.

  • Newly elected positions will have onboarding and training opportunities during November and December before their terms begin in January 2024.


Position Eligibility

In an effort to have diverse perspectives represented in HSC leadership, eligibility for each position varies.


Lived Experience Seat

Individuals elected to Lived Experience Seats must have current or past experience with homelessness.  Having any affiliation with a funded agency is neither required nor prohibited.


Homeless Service Agency Seat

Individuals elected to Homeless Service Agency Seats must represent an agency that receives CoC, EHH, ESG-CV, or City ESG funds at the time of the election.  For the upcoming election, these agencies are:

  • Briarpatch Youth Services

  • Catalyst for Change

  • Community Action Coalition of South Central Wisconsin

  • Dane County, WI

  • Focus Counseling

  • Housing Initiatives, Inc.

  • Institute for Community Alliances

  • JustDane

  • Legal Action of Wisconsin

  • Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan

  • Madison Street Medicine

  • Outreach LGBTQ Community Center

  • Porchlight, Inc.

  • Tenant Resource Center

  • Tellurian

  • The Salvation Army of Dane County

  • The Road Home Dane County

  • Urban Triage

  • YWCA Madison


At-Large Seat

Individuals elected to At-Large Seats must not represent or work for an agency that receives CoC, EHH, ESG-CV, or City ESG funds at the time of the election.  Please refer to the above list of agencies.


Membership Chair

Duties include working with the Vice Chair to set monthly HSC Membership meeting agendas, distributing agendas via the HSC listserv, securing a location if applicable (currently meeting virtually), facilitating the monthly HSC Membership meetings, and sitting on the HSC Board of Directors for a 1-year term in the role of liaison between the Membership and the Board.


Membership Vice Chair

Duties include helping to set agendas for monthly HSC Membership meetings, taking minutes at the monthly HSC Membership meetings, timely distribution of meeting minutes and presentation materials via the HSC listserv, facilitating the meeting in the absence of the Chair, and tracking meeting attendance if applicable.

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