Governance

LETS GO Chicago is governed by a collective membership structure, in which all voting members hold equal voting power.

We are proud to be part of the movement of non-hierarchical trail blazers, discovering how we can create access for all people in the governance of our organization and building relationships of consent. A system of proposals and norms are used to create a space where it is possible to hear from each voice but still make decisions in an effective manner. Individuals are voted into positions of accountability, like Fundraising Coordinator or Accountant, and all other work is done in a working group structure. Each working group submits a budget and work plan to the collective body, who then offers advice then approval to the working group.

Collective members are people who have either trained with us in our Summer of Solutions program or have worked with us in some other capacity long term, who are then voted into the collective by the current members. We are in the process of finalizing the process of welcoming new members into the collective after training them, and will update you as soon as we can!

Collective meetings happen every other week and are open to the public. We encourage community members and friends of LETS GO to visit us and see our governing body in action!

And if you’re interested in learning more, just email us at team@letsgochicago.org

Collective Members:

 
David Mack
Danton Valenzuela
Charlie Sullivan
Alex Narrajos
Dana Braun
Molly Costello
Jack Hanson
Peter Hoy