In order to provide the services and infrastructure that it does, Blue Hill Community Development’s board (and others) volunteer time and other resources to keeping the organization going—meeting to consider new and review existing projects, manage the organization’s (and sponsored projects’) financial affairs, update the bhcd.org web site, maintain our legal and tax status, etc.
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On March 23, BHCD held its first “town forum,” inviting members of the Blue Hill community to learn about BHCD and its aspirations and about the first BHCD project, the Sidewalks & Pathways Initiative. The forum was attended by roughly 65 participants.
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There will be a public meeting on March 23, 7:00pm at Town Hall to introduce the project to interested members of the Blue Hill community.
Continue reading “Meeting March 23”
Blue Hill Community Development was launched via the action of several “incorporators” and elected its inaugural Board of Directors. The organization is still awaiting approval from the Maine Secretary of State and, once approved, will apply to the IRS for federal tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) organization.
While many of BHCD’s initial organizational costs and activities have been contributed on a pro bono basis, other costs (such as insurance) will require funding. BHCD discussed applying for several potential grants that fund “seed capital” and “capacity building” for suitable local organizations.
Johanna Barrett has offered to help guide BHCD through the process of applying for several grants—anyone willing to help out is encouraged to get in contact with her or BHCD at firstname.lastname@example.org