My thoughts on how an effective nominating committee could work for Lake Forest:
A committee consisting of a total of five (5) persons appointed by the Board for the purpose of soliciting interested homeowners in good standing to serve on the nominating committee. Two (2) of the committee members should be one non-officer board member (Director at Large) and one officer of the Board of Directors; three (3) should be appointed from general membership of interested homeowners in good standing that have submitted their interest in serving on the Committee.
The Board should solicit volunteers from the membership in the Lake Forester and request those interested to submit their names to the Board along with a brief paragraph as to reasons why they wish to serve on the Nominating Committee and what they believe they can contribute to the committee . The Board should review for good standing and select the three homeowners from the names submitted. The Board should then appoint the two Board members described above to serve on the Nominating Committee with the three owners.
The Nominating Committee should set the parameters of how and when to invite homeowners interested in serving on the Board of Directors to submit their names, allowing sufficient time to review and nominate prior to the annual meeting. Homeowners interesting in running for the Board should submit their names, a brief synopsis of their interests, their aspirations and ideas for the community and their qualifications to the committee by date set by the Committee. The Committee should review submitted materials and when necessary contact the owner asking for clarification and other questions when necessary. Once the committee has the information they need, they should review and then make their selections and submit the names and information to the full Board to include in the Lake Forester and to be placed on the ballot in the annual meeting notice. The full Board should have no input on selection of nominees, with the exception of those two Board members serving on the Nominating Committee.
I hope this is a helpful start and hope the Board might take these suggestions into consideration.