Advisory Team

Purpose

Team

The purpose/goal of the Brookings Area MAKERSPACE Advisory Team is to:

  • Be actively engaged in the Brookings Area MAKERSPACE to optimize long-term sustainability and growth
  • Act as public advocates of the Brookings Area MAKERSPACE and its mission
  • Increase community awareness of the Brookings Area MAKERSPACE
  • Assist in recruitment and retention of members of the Brookings Area MAKERSPACE
  • Act as a point of contact for members of the Brookings Area MAKERSPACE as well as the community at large
  • Uphold the Rules and Policies of the Brookings Area MAKERSPACE
  • Adress any violations of the Rules and Policies and/or any other disciplinary issues that are associated with the Brookings Area MAKERSPACE
  • Assist with class, workshop, event and other activities at the Brookings Area MAKERSPACE
  • Assist with tool and equipment maintenance, repair, replacement and suggested purchases at the Brookings Area MAKERSPACE.
  • Provide feedback to BEDC staff regarding:
    • requests/suggestions from the Brookings Area MAKERSPACE members and/or from the community at large
    • suggested changes to the Brookings Area MAKERSPACE
    • opportunities to increase engagement at the Brookings Area MAKERSPACE
    • areas of concern at the Brookings Area MAKERSPACE

The Brookings Area MAKERSPACE Advisory Team has no legal responsibilities and it cannot compel BEDC or its governing board or staff to act on its recommendations or feedback.

Advisory Team members are expected to be current Brookings Area MAKERSPACE members, and are expected to maintain their memberships throughout the duration of time on the Advisory Team. Advisory Team members will be offered a reduced membership rate (for annual memberships only) of $250.00. No discounts will be offered for semi-annual or quarterly memberships.

Advisory Team member positions will be reviewed and renewed annually. The Brookings Area MAKERSPACE Advisory Team will consist of individuals with expertise and/or interest in topic areas.  There will be (1) team member per area:

  • 3D Printing and Scanning
  • Creative Arts & Sewing
  • Electronics
  • Laser Engraving
  • Welding/Metal Works
  • Woodshop

MAKERSPACE Advisory Team Members

The Brookings Area MAKERSPACE Advisory Team is required to meet quarterly; additional meetings to be held as needed.

The Brookings Area MAKERSPACE Advisory Team meetings are to be open to any members, BEDC governing board and/or staff.

Advisory Team meetings shall be held in the Brookings Area MAKERSPACE.

Notification of meeting information such as date, time and agenda shall be posted 2 weeks prior to the meeting date.  Notifications shall be posted in the Brookings Area MAKERSPACE as well as through social media, websites, via email and other methods as deemed appropriate.

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