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MORE ABOUT HOUSTON BURNERS

WHAT is the organization?

a Texas nonprofit corporation for charitable and educational purposes a federal 501©(3) corporation for tax purposes

WHERE does it exist?

The greater Houston region Online

Burning Man’s Houston Regional Announce List

WHO is Houston Burners?

  • The community
  • Burners in the greater Houston region
  • The burner curious
  • Anyone who wants to participate
  • The organizing board is Collaborative Houston Art and Performance Society (CHAPS)
  • Facilitating organization that shepherds some activities within the community
  • The board’s registered dba is Houston Burners

WHY is the organization set up this way?

  • To achieve Community benefits
  • Liability protection for individuals
  • Protection from state sales tax (w/some limitations), state franchise tax & federal tax
  • Community ownership of physical assets and intellectual property
  • Eligibility for some local grant programs for arts organizations
  • Nonprofit structure ensures all donations and assets always benefit the community as a whole

ORGANIZING ORGANIZATION (aka the board)

The organization of Houston Burners is vested in its all-volunteer board of directors

  • Current Board: Elizabeth Johnson, Forrest Rattray, Heidi Lehto (Secretary), Kathleen Keahey (treasurer), Kyle Lafkoff, Mike Eros (President) and Sheila Dixon
  • 2020 directors: Elizabeth Johnson, Forrest Rattray, Heidi Lehto (Secretary), Kathleen Keahey (treasurer), Kristin Kring, Kyle Lafkoff, Mike Eros (President) and Sheila Dixon
  • 2019 directors: John Garcia, Heidi Lehto (Secretary, Event Liaison), Kathleen Keahey (Treasurer), Kristin Kring, Kyle Lafkoff, Mike Eros (President), and Sheila Dixon
  • 2018 directors: Andrew Lin, Andy Brown (Secretary), Greg Goodman, Heidi Lehto, Kathleen Keahey (President), and Mike Eros
  • 2016-2017 directors: Andrew Lin, Andy Brown (Secretary), Greg Goodman, Kathleen Keahey (President), Laurette Canizares, and Mike Eros

Rules governing the HB Board are the minimum necessary to meet legal requirements for a Texas nonprofit

  • Board decisions are generally made by consensus
  • Average member tenure as of Oct 2020 was 2 years
  • A succession plan for board members regularly was established Dec 2018
  • Additional information about Houston Burner’s organization: See FAQ & Bylaws
  • Board Member Annual Commitment is renewed annually and includes
  • Expected time commitments
  • Preparation and participation expectations
  • Training commitments
  • Strategic planning requirements
  • The next recruiting period for new board members is expected to be in the fall/winter of 2020
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