Common Ground Board Meeting Agenda for Dec. 18, 2022

PLEASE NOTE: In order to comply with adjusted CT Open Meeting laws, this Zoom meeting will be recorded and posted on the Common Ground website

New Haven Ecology Project

December 19, 2022 

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Public Comment (5:30) (two minutes per person for a total time limit of 30 minutes, or by email; see instructions below) Sign up for Public Participation HERE

Business Requiring Approval (6:00)

Minutes of the November Board Meeting 

Invoices Needing Approval

Executive Director Report (6:15) (Monica)

Audit Committee (7:00)  (Gioia)

The audit committee met on Monday, December 12th to review the draft audit and share questions with our auditors. The final audit will be submitted to the state by December 30th. Drafts are included below for board member information.

Development Committee Report (7:00) (Charlie) 

The Development Committee met on November 30th to discuss progress to goal, upcoming campaigns and increasing support from local businesses and corporate donors. The committee joyfully welcomed new member Alisha Crutchfield-McLean!

Finance Committee Report (7:05) (Beth)

The Finance Committee met on December 13th to review Budget vs Actuals through November 30th, invoices to be paid and to hear an update on the audit process. The Finance Committee will meet next on Tuesday, January 24th at 5:00 pm 

Governance Committee Report (7:15) (Bob)

The Governance Committee met on December 6th. The discussion included new board member recruitment, Executive Director Goal-setting, and the strategic planning process. The committee will next meet on January 17, 2023 at 1:30.

School Committee Report (7:15) (Monica)

The School Committee did not meet in December as there were no agenda items.  

New Business (7:20)

Executive Session

Adjourn (7:30)

Next Meeting: Monday, January 30th, 2022 at 5:30 pm via Zoom

Public Comment: 

In order to comply with adjusted Connecticut Open Meeting laws, any member of the public wishing to participate in the meeting must sign up on the Public Participation Sign-up Document. Sign-ups for Public Participation will open at 5 pm on the last business day before the meeting (Friday, December 16th) and will close at 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting (Monday, December 19th) Public Participation is limited to 2 minutes per person up to 30 total minutes. Anyone wishing to make a statement to the board can also submit testimony in writing to  by 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting. All submitted documents will be included in the publicly shared meeting minutes.


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