Gotham Candidate Forum

Welcome to the Gotham Volleyball Candidate Forum!

The May 2021 Board of Director Elections will be held from May 9, 2021 at noon until Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 5 PM.  

The candidate(s) for the position(s) you will be voting on are below.

Board of Directors

All members will be voting for a candidate to fill Director positions on the Gotham Board of Directors (information is posted in order of submission).   Please note there are four positions for election, with only one declared candidate.  A write-in line will be available, and if an insufficient number of candidates qualify, those positions will become vacant and another election will be run later in the Return to Play process.

Below is the profile of the one candidate for Director, Joe Mignano.

Joe Mignano

Joe has participated in Gotham more than 5 years.

Q: Please describe your prior Gotham volunteer and/or leadership experience, if any.

A: I have had the opportunity to serve a Director for the last two years with my primary responsibility as Co-Chair of the Facilities and Operations Committee. I’ve been a Captain 10 times since joining Gotham and prior to being on the board, I served on the Activities and Outreach and Tournaments and Open Play committees and am currently a member of the Elections and Nominations Committee.

Q: Why are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors?

A:I have truly enjoyed the privilege of all the leadership opportunities I have experienced since joining leadership and being elected to the Board. I would like the opportunity to finish and see through completion the work I have begun with the Facilities and Operations Committee on “Gotham’s Return to Plan”. My friends and colleagues always say I am passionate about things I believe in and Gotham is on those.

Q: What qualities would you bring as a Gotham Leader and, in particular, to the Gotham Board of Directors?

A:I have worked in the field of Human Resources for 30 years where my role is to be a consultant to management and employees on human resource-related issues. I believe my work experience, my integrity, my belief in fair treatment of all and my experience balance business and individual perspectives are the qualities I would continue to bring to the role of Director.

Q: What do you wish to accomplish if elected?

A:To continue to work as I have to uphold Gotham’s mission of building quality of life and community for GLBTQIA individuals, where doing even small things can have a big impact on others. In addition, to continuing the work I have begun to improve our operational policies and practices, look for opportunities to assist with the growth of the organization and continue to expand and explore our facilities outreach.

Q: What do you think should be included in a 5-year plan for Gotham?

A: Our 5 year plan should include: Continuing to enhance and improve upon Our Mission to improve the quality of life for GLBTQ individuals by building community through the sport of volleyball. Conversion to a 501C3 Organization and making the most of the opportunities that can provide us. Opportunity to establish a partnership where we can secure facilities exclusive for our programming and continued growth of the organization.

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