2022 Statement of Intent - Julie Harris

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My name is Julie Harris, Julie-Harris on Talk, and this is formal notice of my intent to run for reelection to the board of directors for Dallas Makerspace. I have been a member of Dallas Makerspace since 2016 and I served on the board for the past three terms. I also served as Secretary, PR Coordinator and Education Coordinator during my third term.

Currently, I am self-employed, working as a fractional controller and consultant for several local clients. I have more than fifteen years of experience in accounting that includes a mix of public and private accounting. I have extensive experience cleaning up financials, increasing department efficiency and developing policies and procedures.

Board accomplishments over the past three terms include:

  • Effectively responded to challenges presented by COVID-19
  • Lobby remodel
  • Improved new member onboarding and orientation
  • Established a management structure to separate the board from day to day operations and increase accountability
  • Recovered from negative cash flow and improved cash management
  • Increased professionalism and efficiency of board meetings

Goals for the next term:

  • Recruit new members
  • Support improvements to the calendar and initiatives with education such as increased online classes
  • Continue migration from the wiki to Confluence
  • Promote social events and work to rebuild a sense of community after the pandemic
  • Improved communication of volunteer tasks and recognition of volunteers
  • Continue to improve onboarding for new members
  • Support PR and fundraising efforts

Endorsements: Justin Walker, Curt Baker, Kevin Thompson