The mission of the FHA is:
To protect, preserve and promote the vitality of Seattle’s historic floating homes community through education, advocacy, environmental stewardship and collaboration.
As a nonprofit organization, the FHA is governed by a volunteer board of directors. The board sets the agenda for the FHA and operates within the following four guiding principles:
- To honor and preserve the history, culture and diversity of the floating homes community.
- To monitor, educate and advocate on issues of concern to the floating homes community.
- To work together with our neighbors to strengthen our sense of community.
- To encourage active participation within the membership of the Floating Homes Association.
FHA Board members have the following responsibilities:
- Endorse and promote the FHA Mission and Guiding Principles
- Become familiar with FHA Bylaws
- Strive to attend all board meetings (75% attendance level is the minimum standard – waivers are allowed for special circumstances) and notify office manager in advance if unable to attend
- Review meeting materials prior to each meeting and be prepared to engage in thoughtful dialogue
- Actively participate in one standing or ad hoc committee
- Support a culture of inquiry and constructive debate that leads to sound decision making
- Respect different opinions and assume the good intentions of Board colleagues while remaining willing to question assumptions and challenge conclusions
- Share one’s perspectives without reservation
- Maintain confidentiality of sensitive Board discussions
- Always adhere to ethical standards and avoid conflicts of interest
- Hold oneself and other Board members accountable for meeting the above expectations