Join OuR board!

Heart of Lincoln Square's 2019–2020 board of directors was elected at our annual meeting on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. The board is made up of nine dedicated neighborhood residents, including at least one local business representative.

Interested in joining the board in the future? Subscribe to emails from HOLS, join us at a future meeting, and be on the lookout for details about our 2020 election!

what we expect of board members

Photo courtesy of Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce

Photo courtesy of Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce

All board members are expected to…

  • Be members in good standing living within the organization’s boundaries

  • Actively and enthusiastically promote Heart of Lincoln Square membership and events to neighbors, local friends, etc.

  • Serve either as an officer or head of a committee (details below)

  • Attend at least three Heart of Lincoln Square community events throughout the year

  • Participate in bi-monthly board meetings (currently the second Tuesday of odd-numbered months)

  • Dedicate at least 5–10 hours per month to Heart of Lincoln Square

Want to join the board? We’d love to get to know you better!

Officer roles: What’s involved?

Officer roles are cabinet-level board positions. These are board members who truly show up for the organization and pledge to keep it tethered to its core values.


  • Spearheads (but does not dictate) organizational vision building

  • Conducts all board meetings

  • Acts as public-facing contact for all outside neighborhood groups and stakeholders

  • Sends all community emails

Vice President

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  • Assists president as needed with duties, particularly in president’s absence

  • Leads programming oversight for community meetings

    • Ensures that there is a robust and relevant agenda for each meeting, working in conjunction with the two board members assigned to that meeting

    • Ensuring events committee has what they need to follow through with logistics


  • Prepares bi-monthly board meeting agenda

  • Takes minutes during meetings and ensures all minutes are approved by board

  • Uploads approved meeting minutes to the website

  • Manages organizational Google Drive to ensure a paper trail for all official activities


  • Sets budget for organization and work with all committee heads to keep projects within budget

  • Reports to board on the overall status of the HOLS books

  • Accepts membership dues

  • Reconciles monthly account statements

  • Manages bank account and financial accounting software

  • Files IRS Form 990 annually

board members/Committee heads


The other members of the Heart of Lincoln Square board play a critical role in keeping the organization moving forward! Board members attend all board meetings, provide constructive input and effort to advance organizational goals, and work in groups to create compelling programming for our quarterly community meetings.

As committee heads, they…

  • Organize regular meetings of their committees:

    • Secure meeting location

    • Send meeting notices

    • Chair meetings and take minutes

  • Delegate action items to committee members

  • Work with committee members to move projects/initiatives to execution

  • Create and manage budgets for all related projects (where applicable)

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key neighborhood stakeholders (where applicable) to carry out committee objectives

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