Running for a seat on a board of directors is an important decision and involves guiding and making decisions for an organization, whether it’s a corporation, nonprofit, community group, or other entity. The La Jolla Village Merchants Association Board is a passionate group of business owners, managers and leaders. Our mission, “We bring business to La Jolla Village businesses” is our driving force.
Here are some common reasons why you might consider joining the LJVMA Board: :
Leadership and Influence: Serving on a board offers the opportunity to play a key role in shaping the direction and policies of the organization. Board members have a say in major decisions that can impact the organization’s future.
Expertise and Experience: Individuals with specific skills, expertise, or experience in a relevant field may choose to join a board to share their insights and contribute to the organization’s growth and success.
Passion for the Cause: If the organization’s mission aligns with your personal values and passions, serving on the board can be a way to actively support and drive positive change in areas that matter to you.
Networking: Being part of a board allows you to connect with other professionals, leaders, and influencers who share similar interests. This networking can open doors to new opportunities and collaborations.
Professional Development: Serving on a board can enhance your leadership skills, strategic thinking, decision-making abilities, and understanding of governance principles—qualities that can benefit your career.
Giving Back: Many individuals run for a board of directors as a way to give back to their community or a cause they care about. It’s a way to contribute your time, skills, and resources to help make a positive impact.
Influence and Change: If you’re passionate about making changes within an organization, joining the board provides an avenue to drive those changes and contribute to the organization’s growth and improvement.
Community Engagement: Serving on a board can connect you more deeply with your local community or a community of interest, allowing you to contribute to its well-being and development.
Mentorship and Learning: Being part of a board offers the chance to learn from other experienced professionals and mentors, as well as to mentor and guide others.
Strategic Decision-Making: If you enjoy thinking strategically and making decisions that impact an organization’s long-term goals, a board position can provide an outlet for your strategic thinking abilities.
Visibility and Recognition: Serving on a board can raise your profile within the organization or community, leading to increased recognition and credibility.
Challenging Yourself: Running for a board can be a way to challenge yourself, step out of your comfort zone, and take on new responsibilities.
Love for La Jolla: This special place deserves special people to create future plans. The more dedication you have to our “Jewel by the Sea, ” the more you’ll be inspired by fulfilling the LJVMA mission
Of course, being part of a board has time commitments. LJVMA board members are expected to attend our monthly meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4:00 pm. They also can assist by volunteering at events, serving on committees, and reaching out to other merchants. The 60 – 90-minute meetings take place in person at the La Jolla Riford Library. If you have the time, and commitment, being a board member can be rewarding and is great for building relationships.