EAA Sisters and Brothers,
Your newly elected Board of Governors took office on March 15, 2012. Immediately Governors started delivering on their PROMISE and COMMITMENT to GOOD GOVERNANCE.
EAA Members will continue to be informed about EVERY ACTION Governors take. Information about these actions can be found on the EAA Website, E-Mails like this one and heard in Membership meetings throughout the city.
The previous Board of Governors routinely touted “Transparency” as their hallmark.
Once assuming office your new Board of Governors called for a Internal audit of 2011/2012 Board actions and expenditures and below are some things EAA MEMBERS DID NOT KNOW:
- Board of Governors overshot its budgeted expenditures for legal fees by $150,000 (150% of the budgeted amount)
- Board of Governors authorized payments to themselves for hours worked based upon their City hourly pay (in addition to the standard Board meeting stipends). One of those Board members helped himself to over $17,400 of YOUR DUES MONEY in 2011 over a period of nine months.
- Board of Governors adopted a FY 2011/2012 Budget allocating $25,000 of your EAA membership dues to be paid to themselves for “EAA-Related Work”.
Were YOU aware that in 2012:
- In one of the FINAL ACTS before leaving office on March 8, 2012, the previous Board of Governors approved and executed a generous multiple year contract for the Administrative Officer, with a retroactive start date of February 1, 2012?
Your New Board of Governors are committed to genuine transparency and putting Members First. You will be able to see the difference, each month that we are in office.
EAA Membership Committee