Board of Trustees Vote to Simplify Executive Director Evaluation and Review Process

In Board of Trustees, News by Juliette Alldredge

JUNEAU – The APFC Board of Trustees voted on December 13 during the quarterly meeting to simplify the Executive Director evaluation. The vote comes ahead of the end-of-year review of the Executive Director’s performance.  

The simplification of the review process for the Executive Director includes updates to the Governance Charters to allow more candid feedback and wider participation from the whole board with a verbal review during an executive session. The process began after a comprehensive third-party review of the Board’s governance charters that were first presented to the Governance Committee meeting on May 9, 2023, and then at the quarterly Board meeting on May 17-18. The APFC Governance Committee forwarded the recommendation to the Board in November. 

“This was a thorough process that began with a professional third-party recommendation. It spanned several months, giving ample opportunity for wide discussion among the Board and the public. Having a confidential performance evaluation is a normal, fair, and appropriate approach for the privacy and integrity of the Executive Director and his or her relationship to the Board,” said APFC Chair Ethan Schutt.