January 13, 2015

Minutes of the Centerville Community Foundation Board of Directors held Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Centerville City Hall Council Chambers, 250 North Main Street, Centerville, Utah.

MEMBERS PRESENT    Paul Cutler, Director/Chair Pro Tem
Jack Dellastatious, President/Chair
David Gutke, Director
Steve Thacker, Secretary/Director

OTHERS PRESENT        Katie Rust, Recording Secretary

ABSENT          Blaine Lutz, Treasurer


Chair Dellastatious expressed enthusiasm for the opportunity to serve on the Community Foundation Board.  He shared his vision for the Centerville Community Foundation, including his desire to include citizens as supporting members.  The Board reviewed the Foundation Mission Statement drafted by Chair Dellastatious, and discussed possible changes.  Referring to the second proposed goal “to recognize and reward citizens and staff for their excellence”, Director Thacker said he would be uncomfortable with one of the goals of the Foundation involving solicitation of funds to reward City staff.  Director Gutke added that donors cannot stipulate specifically what donated funds are used for.  [Minutes of 3/7/16 meeting correct this statement as follows: “He said donors can designate specifically what donations are to be used for if they desire.”]  Director Thacker suggested the following as a replacement for the second goal: “to recognize individuals for their significant contributions to the community.”  Other amendments were agreed on, and Director Thacker made a motion to adopt the Mission Statement as amended.  Director Cutler seconded the motion, which passed by unanimous vote (4-0).  The amended goals of the Centerville Community Foundation are:

•    To enhance the City by providing experiences, equipment, supplies, money and other resources that will improve the City government’s services and facilities without a burden to its citizens.
•    To recognize individuals for their significant contributions to the community.
•    To improve the quality of life for the citizens of Centerville City.
•    To establish effective partnerships that will increase resources to the community by engaging businesses, agencies, citizens and the community to help reach the goals of the Foundation.
•    To efficiently manage and responsibly allocate funds and resources in a manner consistent with the By Laws as a non-profit corporation.


The Board reviewed a list of Board member duties drafted by Chair Dellastatious.  Chair Dellastatious explained qualities and abilities that he feels will be important for potential Board members to have.  Directors Thacker, Gutke, and Cutler suggested removing the proposed duty regarding personal political neutrality.  They agreed that the Foundation Board as an entity should remain politically neutral.  Referring to the suggested duties relating to soliciting financial donations, Director Gutke mentioned that, as an accountant, he has experience auditing the statements of the Park City Community Foundation and the Jackson Hole Community Foundation.  Unlike the Centerville Community Foundation, they operate independent of a government entity, and their purpose is mainly to generate contributions that are distributed to various charitable entities within the communities.

Chair Dellastatious explained that proposed goal seven - from time to time serve as a liaison to City committees or departments – is in response to a Council member suggestion that members of existing City committees serve as Foundation Board members.  Chair Dellastatious expressed his preference that Foundation members occasionally serve as liaisons to City committees or departments as needed.


Director Thacker made a motion to continue the discussion at the annual Community Foundation meeting on March 3, 2015.  Director Gutke seconded the motion, which passed by unanimous vote (4-0).

________________________________        _____03/07/2016______
Paul A. Cutler, Director/Pro Tem Chair                 Date Approved

Katie Rust, Recording Secretary