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Meeting Date: 12/07/2021  
Submitted For: Brandon Wright Contact: Kristoff Bauer, Deputy City Manager
Also Contact: Kathy Jones
Phone: 972.230.9648  

Consider setting a meeting of the DeSoto Historical Foundation for Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 6:00 pm.
The DeSoto Historical Foundation was established in March 2008. The Foundation was established to provide a number of activities in support of the operation and development of Nance Farm. The Foundation has not met for more than a year.

Under Learning Environment, Goal #6 of the FY 2022 Business Plan is to "Convert Nance Farm into a home for the arts in DeSoto with associated studio space." The first objective in achieving this goal is to "Review the functions of the Historical Foundation and provide recommended changes to the City Council."  
The Foundation Bylaws, attached, establish who has the authority to call a meeting in the absence of a standard meeting schedule. The officer structure for the Foundation Board has been lost due to inaction leaving the Council as the only body who can call a meeting consistent with the Bylaws.

Staff is seeking an opportunity to determine if it is possible to have a quorum of the Board and, if so, to re-establish officers.  That re-establishment of officers would allow future meetings to be established to discuss the mission of the Foundation and provide feedback to the City Council regarding potential changes.
There is no financial impact associated with this Agenda Item.
Staff recommends that Council act to set a meeting of the DeSoto Historical Foundation for Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 6:00 pm, City Hall, Council Conference Room.
Historical Foundation Bylawas


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