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Board of Trustees 

The Mountain trustees are a diverse group of people who reflect strong commitments to The Mountain over many years. Our current trustees have been involved in professional positions as teachers and religious educators, accountants and CPAs, mental health specialists, business executives, corporate trainers, sales and marketing professionals, ministers, and fundraisers. Many trustees have held leadership positions in their congregations and UUA districts. One trustee is a UU minister.

The unifying characteristic of Mountain trustees is the strong commitment of each trustee to support and promote The Mountain. All trustees invest a great deal of their time, energy, and finances in this important work.  As a group,  Mountain Trustees have participated in numerous workshops and events at The Mountain, volunteered thousands of hours in the work of The Mountain, attended MountainCamp, worked as a MountainCamp counselors, sent children to MountainCamp, invested in The Mountain as founding life members, and had multiple generations of their families immersed in The Mountain. Being a trustee is not a passing interest; it is a deep commitment. 

Standing Agenda Items for Board Meetings

Revised 11/10/15  The Recording Secretary will maintain the master file of all policies and will update them as appropriate.

  • Approve minutes of previous meeting

  • Mountain Operations and Finance Report

  • Team Reports

  • Mountain Matters content suggestions

Every Regular Meeting
  • Approve Board Teams, Chair, Corporate Secretary, and Recording Secretary

  • Approval of resolutions for bank & investment account signatories (Chair and Corporate Secretary)

  • Review and Affirm Covenant of Community Standards and Behaviors

  • Team Meetings to determine goals for coming year (conducted after Board meeting)

First Meeting of Board following Elections (After Annual Meeting)
  • New Trustee Orientation (Leadership Development Team)

  • Team Meeting: Report on Goals and Action Plans

  • Nominations Committee Appointments

  • Annual Review of Board/Executive Relations Policies (Planning and Finance)

  • Annual Review of Executive Limitations Policies (Planning and Finance)

Second Meeting
  • Need for Audit/Review (Financial Advisor/Director)

  • Trustee Recruitment (Leadership Development Team)

  • Annual Review of Succession Plan and Plan for Immediate Departure of Exec Director (Planning and Finance Team)

  • Annual Development Plan for Coming Year

  • Approve Budget for New Year (Planning and Finance Team/Director)

Third Meeting
  • Annual Executive Director Performance Evaluation and Salary Review (Planning and Finance)

  • Endowment Board Appointment (Planning and Finance)

  • Annual Review of Mountain Vision/Mission/Values Policies (Institutional Performance)

  • Trustee Nominations and Team Assignments (Leadership Development)

  • Annual Mountain Membership Meeting Agenda, including Annual Report

Fourth Meeting
  • Annual Board Self-Evaluation

  • Review/Approve Annual Audit Report (Financial Advisor, Planning and Finance, Chair)

Fifth Meeting (Before Annual Meeting)

Board of Trustees August 2019

Front row: (L-R)  Kerry Keys, Nathalie Bigord, Deann Peterson, KC Boyce, Nancy Wylie.

Back row: (L-R) Kit Hamblen P.E, Chris Breivogel , Megan Eckert, Zoe  Hansen Burnet, Dave Hudson, Lee Reading. 

(Not Pictured  David H. Messner)

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The Mountain Staff with Board of Trustees and Mountain Endowment Board of Directors in 2018

Front row (L to R): Dave Hudson, Mtn Board, DeAnn Peterson, Mtn Board, Megan Quattlebaum, Program Director, KC Boyce, Mtn Board, Charles Lee, Board/Nominating Comm, Rachel Kinback, Guest Services, Nancy DeLux, Endowment Board, Beverly Cree, Endowment Board Chair, Zoe Hansen Burnet, Mtn Board, Nathalie Bigord, Mtn Board Chair, Penny Raney, Endowment Board. 2nd row (L to R):  Julia Jamieson, Guest Services, Sam Dobmeyer, Programs, Rob Marcy, Mtn Board, Justin Perry, Programs, Teresa Falzone, Finance Director, Gail Sphar, Mtn Board, Margi Milburn, Endowment Board, Dick Fencl, Endowment Board. Back row (L to R): Kit Hamblen, Mtn Board, Joey Kyle, Farm Manager, Miriam Witzl, Former Finance-HR, Kerry Keys, Mtn Board, Linda Sterner, Mtn Board Past Chair, Laurel Amabile, Development, Chris Breivogel, Mtn Board, Lee Reading, Mtn Board, Mark Gramlich, IT Staff.