Board Nominations Now Open

The Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District will hold elections at its meeting on August 21, 2019, to select nine (9) individuals to serve as the initial Board of Directors for the Organization.

Directors will serve terms of up to three years.  Full information about Directors’ duties are included in the Bylaws.  At this time, any individual may be nominated to serve on the Board. You may nominate yourself, or nominate someone else.

To nominate yourself, click here.

To nominate someone else, click here.

If the above links do not work on your computer, you may simply send an email to, with the subject line “Nomination to Board”.  In the email, include:

  • The name of the person being nominated;
  • Their email address;
  • If it is a self-nomination, also include the following:
    • Which of the following constituencies within the District you believe that you represent (None is not a disqualification):
      • Residents / Families / Artists / Youth / Elders / Businesses (incl. employees) / Nonprofits / None.
    • A statement of roughly 500 words or less, regarding your qualifications, interests, past involvement, experience, availability, special skills, goals, and/or anything else that voters should know about you.


Our attorney has confirmed the following:

The procedures below are acceptable to elect our first Board.

The actions taken at our meeting on July 17, to both delay implementation of the bylaws until the board is seated and extend voting privileges (as described below) are acceptable.

  • Nominations are open until 5:00 pm, Wednesday, August 14, 2019.
  • Anyone may be nominated and elected.
  • We ask nominees to identify the constituencies that they represent, because we are striving to have representation from each constituency that the Organization is designed to benefit.  However, each individual Director may represent several, or none, of these constituencies.
  • We will share each nominee’s statement when received.  The sooner you submit your nomination, the more people will have a chance to see it. We cannot guarantee that materials sent to us after 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 16, 2019 will be available to voters.
  • Nominees’ statements can be viewed at any time here.  Please review these statements before the 8/21 meeting.
  • Voting privileges at the August meeting are extended to anyone who has had voting privileges at any previous Community Meeting.  That means anyone who has attended any two of three consecutive monthly meetings (including the 8/21 meeting) is eligible to vote.
  • Payment of dues is not required to vote at this meeting.
  • Nine (9) Board seats are open for election.  Paper ballots will be provided at the meeting. Each voter can vote for 9 individuals. The top 9 vote-getters who receive 50%+1 of ballots cast will be elected to the board. If there is a tie vote resulting in more than 9 candidates qualifying for the board, an additional round of voting will be held among only the tied candidates. If less than 9 candidates receive 50%+1 of ballots cast, a single additional round of voting will be held among only the candidates with less than 50%+1 of ballots cast. If there are still less than 9 candidates elected, the board will proceed with the number of people elected.
  • Following the election of the Board, any Director may nominate themself for the office of President.  Election of the President will take place immediately afterwards, and will require a majority vote of the eligible voters (as defined above) present.
  • Immediately following the election of the President, Directors may nominate themselves for the officer positions of: Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.  The Board members will then vote among themselves for the officer positions. Directors may only hold one officer position.

The election of the Initial Board will take place
at the Community Meeting
on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at 7:00 pm,
in Room 204 of the SF LGBT Community Center,
1800 Market Street (at Octavia) , in San Francisco.

Please plan to attend this important meeting.

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