Inclusive Hout Bay Partnership calls for local residents and business owners to serve on its board

The Hout Bay Partnership is requesting applications for voluntary board membership from energetic individuals – who must be Hout Bay residents or business owners – who want to make a difference to their community by co-creating a vision and action plan for Hout Bay.

A call for nominations has been put out, with a deadline of 22 October 2013.

Conceived with the endorsement of the Provincial Government of the Western Cape and the City of Cape Town; The Hout Bay Partnership (HBP) is an non-political, self-governing organisation that will be dedicated to finding a path for Hout Bay to get past its most pressing challenges towards a vision of greater economic equality, sustainability and social inclusion.

Currently under the leadership of a volunteer-based Interim Steering Committee, a group of individuals who uphold the principles of equality and strategic partnering espoused by the HBP, the process is being incubated by the Cape Town Partnership, who has over a decade of experience in urban management and collaborative partnership.

During the current phase the HBP’s Interim Steering Committee are mapping the current projects and various programmes in place in Hout Bay, and they will hand this map (along with their recommendations) over to the newly elected board once they are in place, towards the end of November 2013.

The HBP is not an improvement district project and will not be tasked with the day to day management of crime and grime. Instead the organisation will look at the macro issues towards a more strategic plan for Hout Bay. Key to their success will be the widespread engagement of all the stakeholders and an ability to work collaboratively towards a common goal. The HBP will seek to add value through communication, support of existing projects, facilitating connections and access to resources, and project implementation where relevant.

Nomination forms must be submitted together with a CV, by 18h00, Tuesday 22 October 2013. To receive the nomination form and for further enquiries, please contact Mike Purdham at the Cape Town Partnership at mike@capetownpartnership.co.za. The completed nomination form can also be submitted via fax: 021 419 0894.

Download a nomination form here.

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