Do you have an interest in the future of LGBTQ culture and people in the Castro? The Castro LGBTQ Cultural District is conducting the third and final election for its founding board, an Advisory Board of 15 people elected by the community. The election meeting will take place on Saturday, September 19th, from 12-3pm. Voting will be open from 12-2pm in person or 1-2pm online.

Round 3 Candidates Announced

Full candidate information, including statements, is now available. Voting is open to all interested members of the community; however, to vote, you will either need to attend an election meeting on Zoom or vote in person at the LGBT Center, 1800 Market. Register for the online election Zoom meeting here. Online voters will need to be present at the election meeting by 1pm at the latest in order to vote.

About this Election

On September 19th, the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District will conduct the third and final election for its founding Advisory Board of 15 people elected by the community. Ten board members are already seated and have been working on projects such as securing city funds, coordinating with LGBTQ groups and other Cultural Districts throughout the City, hiring a District Manager, planning for COVID19 community-support response, and more. Our Working Group is electing five new members who will join the current Board in leading the District.

Over the next year, board members will work in collaboration with the District Manager to conduct our official needs assessment, also called a CHHESS report survey, and set up committees on each of the Cultural District’s nine topic areas:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Cultural Competency
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Economic Development
  • Land Use
  • Tenant Protection
  • Racial Equity
  • Gender Equity
  • COVID19 Response

These committees will conduct careful, far-reaching discussions and planning aimed at identifying and enacting solutions for the most pressing issues facing the LGBTQ Community. The board will also work on a wide variety of matters fundamental to establishing, funding, and operating a new non-profit start-up in San Francisco. As such, board members must commit to monthly meetings, committee service, homework between meetings, board training, and group work. The time commitment is 10-15 hours per week with the possibility of more time needed for Advisory Board members who are officers and committee chairs. Click here for the complete description of election procedures.

Election Timeline:

Candidate Information Session: August 25th, 5:30-7:00pm

Nominations Deadline: The nominations deadline was August 29th, 2020, at 5pm. Nominations are now closed.

Candidate Statements Available: September 4th

Election: September 19th, 12pm-3pm, on Zoom (registration required), or at the LGBT Center at 1800 Market. Register for the online election meeting here.