Avance Executive Board – Meeting of October 27, 2015 6:00PM

posted Oct 24, 2015, 7:50 PM by Ricardo Mireles

Regular Meeting

This meeting will be held and conducted in accordance with the terms and provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act California Government Code Sections 54953(b), et seq. which allows for the use of teleconferencing technology, provided that:

  1. The meeting notice must specifically identify all teleconference locations.
  2. An agenda must be posted at each teleconference location and list each teleconference location in the notice and agenda.
  3. Each teleconference meeting agenda must ensure the public’s right to testify at each teleconference location in accordance with section 54954.3
  4. The meeting location must be fully accessible to members of the public, and be accessible to the disabled.
  5. At least a quorum of the members of the body must participate from locations that are within the boundaries over which the body exercises jurisdiction.
  6. All votes taken during a teleconference meeting must be conducted by rollcall.

Meeting Location:

Avance Front Office, 115 N Avenue 53, Los Angeles, CA 90042

These locations will host a teleconference location:

Avance Front Office, 115 N Avenue 53, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Teleconference access number: 605-475-6333 code 187887#


  1. Preliminary
    1. Call to order
    2. Roll call
    3. Approval of Agenda
    4. Approval of Meeting Minutes of prior meetings

  2. Communications
    1. Public Comment on Agenda Items

      At this time the board will hear comments from members of the public who wish to speak on an agenda item. Public comment on each item may be limited by the Board based open the number of speakers who wish to be heard. Members of the public who wish to speak on an item should contact the central office directions on process and to establish their order of speaking.

    2. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

      At this time members of the public may bring up an item not on the agenda. Board members will hear the item but may not comment or take any action. Board members may ask that the item be placed on a future agenda. The Board may limit the time allocated for such comment and interested members of the public should follow the procedures outlined above for “Agenda Items.”

    3. For Information:

      Review of terms for members of Avance Executive Board.

    4. For Information:
      Introduction of nominees to the Avance Executive Board.

    5. For Information:
      Ratification of Officers for the Avance Executive Board.

    6. For Information:
      Overview of the fundraising plan and strategy for the 2015-2016 Academic Year by Director of Operations.

  3. Items Scheduled for Action 
    1. Renewal of terms for members of the Avance Executive Board.
    2. Induction of new members to the the Avance Executive Board.
    3. Ratification of officers for the Avance Executive Board.
    4. Ratification of contract will Richard Corral Consulting for support of strategic planning and fund development initiatives.
    5. Ratification of contract will Jesus Arguelles/Afina Consulting for support of strategic planning and fund development initiatives.
    6. Authorization for the Executive Director, with the assistance of and the Development Director to establish and implement a development strategy for the 2015-2016 Academic Year, in coordination with contracted resources for this effort.

  4. Closed Session

    Under the authority of Government Code Section 54956.8, 54956.9, and 54957, the Avance Executive Board may recess to Closed Session to consider these items:

    1. Conference with Real Property Negotiations (§ 54956.8) for 2635 Pasadena Av, Los Angeles CA.

  5. Adjournment