Are you interested in being a Board member for Eagle County Paramedic Services?
Becoming a Board member for EC Paramedics is a serious commitment to your community. It takes time and dedication, but is worth the effort. If you want to feel like you are making a difference and want to share your knowledge and experience, we invite you to consider being a part of our board.
Volunteering to serve on our board is the best way to know what is happening in local government and your community. You can be a part of the decision-making process and have a voice. This is also a great way to gain experience in government and leadership that can translate into other career or political opportunities.
EC Paramedics Board of Directors Duties:
A Board member of the Eagle County Paramedic Services serves on a five-member Board of Directors responsible for conducting the affairs of the district in compliance with Colorado Revised Statutes. The Board of Directors has the legislative authority and power to establish policies and procedures that are in the best interest of the residents it serves.
The board ensures that the district achieves its mission in an ethical, transparent, accountable and prudent manner. Each Board member is accountable for the functions described below, all of which are accomplished at board meetings and committee assignments through review of information, strategic planning, conversation and decision making.
Together, the board makes decisions and sets policy for the district. Individually, you do not have any power, but acting with your fellow directors you have an opportunity to have a positive impact on your community. The board’s major responsibility is setting policy.
Board members also do the following:
- Attend the board meeting held on the third Thursday of each month (sometimes special meetings can be held to address specific issues)
- Review and adopt the annual budget
- Approve financial reports
- Set goals and evaluate progress towards those goals
- Ask voters to approve bond measures and local option levies for facilities and operations
- Hire and evaluate the CEO
- Help set standards, controls and policies that support sound risk management practices are in place; e.g. safety and security, insurance, data controls and personnel management practices
- Delegate authority
- Connect with the community