E.S. King Village Council
E.S. King Village is governed by a Village Council. This council, which holds new elections annually, provides leadership opportunities for all residents of the Village. The council concerns itself with all issues regarding quality of life, rents and fees, and programs that affect and interest residents. Residents are encouraged to assume a leadership role in order to strengthen existing skills and develop new ones.
The Village Council, along with the E.S. King Village staff and partners, proudly maintain a high level of programs and events for all residents of the Village throughout the year.
What is the Village Council?
Village Council is the resident-run governing body for E.S. King Village. It works closely with the Residence Director in planning educational and social activities, recommending Village improvements, and functioning as an advisory board on policy issues. Most importantly, the Council is a way for residents to meet one another, become actively involved in the community, and develop leadership skills. The Council is sponsored by University Housing and is funded by the rents of King Village residents and fundraising activities.
Why is there a Village Council?
The purpose of the Council is for the residents to have a concerted voice for all building residents. The Council supplements Resident Advisor programming efforts by sponsoring building and community activities. Examples of these activities are movie nights, guest speakers, children's programs, and garden days.
Why should you become involved?
Village Council functions are based on the needs and recommendations of the E.S. King Village residents. By becoming involved with the Council, you work directly with other residents to improve the quality of life at E.S. King Village. As a member of the Council, you make valuable contributions regarding programming activities and physical improvements to the property by determining how Council fees should be spent. In addition, it provides you with the opportunity to develop your leadership skills.
How can you become involved?
There are various levels of involvements with the Council. You can become directly involved by becoming a member of the Executive Committee. You may also assist on a committee that is planning a special event. The Council's greatest resource is your ideas; your suggestions are always welcome.