Join the Rancho Pool Board!

Ready to Run for Office?

The Board makes important decisions about the future of the pool. A vacancy on the Rancho Board is expected starting on January 1st, 2023 and community leaders are needed to step up and serve. All registered voters living in the district area are eligible.

Apply to the Pool Board in 3 easy steps!

Step 1
Confirm that you are registered to vote in the District area (click here for the district map)

Step 2
Fill out the application form (Click Here) and submit the form by 11:59 pm on Sunday, January 8th, 2023. Submit your application by email ([email protected]) or by mail (18000 Chelmsford Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014).

Step 3
Attend the January 12, 2023 Board Meeting for the selection and appointment process. The meeting will be held at 6:30 pm via zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89093472640

Need Help?

Contact the Rancho Pool for questions about the role, residency, or anything else
(408) 252-8595
[email protected]

Documents of Interest

Strategic Plan FY 2022 – 2024

Independent Annual Audit FY 21, FY 20, FY 19

Board Policies

District Bylaws

FAQ

Rancho Pool was formed in the 1950’s back when the surrounding area was still mostly farmland. For the past 65 years, the Rancho Pool has provided a safe place for the community to spend their summers.

Today, Rancho is one of the few remaining public pools in the area. We continue to thrive as a result of our popular, affordable and wholesome programs, and consistently low fees.

By establishing strong and effective safety protocols, we were one of the only public pools that was able to stay open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to continue serving the community.

The Rancho Pool is an independent special district. Independent special districts are owned by their community and are overseen by a board of elected representatives.

You can read more about California Special Districts by clicking HERE.

You can see the Rancho Pool Resident area by clicking HERE.

The Rancho Pool is a public pool. Everyone is welcome!

The Rancho is very strong financially and has enough reserves to operate for several years without any revenue.

Minimum qualifications:
•Be a resident and registered to vote within the district boundaries

•Complete and submit the candidate application form prior to the deadline on January 8th, 2023

•Attend the appointment meeting on January 12th, 2023 at 6:30 pm.

An ideal candidate will:
1.Attend at least one board meeting prior to special appointment meeting.

2.Exhibit a majority of the behavioral traits listed below.

a.Committed to making this role a significant priority. This includes making time for meetings, events, and other board responsibilities.

b.Courageous enough to make decisions on tough issues and speak up when there is cause for concern.

c.Excellent interpersonal skills including active listening and clear & concise communication

d.Strategic thinking – able to think critically, balance competing priorities, and objectively evaluate Board and management performance.

e.Professional, disciplined, and composed under pressure.

3.Have qualifications and have qualities of at least one of the other areas.

a.Governance and/or Leadership experience in prior board or management roles. Understands the complex needs, challenges, and competing priorities of an organization.

b.Representation – diversity including age, gender, ethnicity, race, or disabilities.

c.Professional skillset – particularly HR management, marketing, or accounting experience.

d.Works well in a group – governance requires significant team work.

Adverse candidate characteristics include:
•Questionable reputation (e.g. involved in ongoing court cases)
•Conflicting interests and activities outside the organization
•Related to an existing Board member, staff member, or person with a business interest.

Email us with your questions, comments, or concerns at [email protected]

The Rancho Board of Directors is a group of five elected representatives from the neighborhood that make decisions on behalf of residents.

The Board makes high-level decisions by majority vote in public meetings. These include setting the direction of the organization, push the organization in a desired direction through strategic goal setting, creating policies that ensure the legal, ethical, and moral operations, providing oversight to ensure that the policies are being followed, and selecting and managing the person responsible for executing Board goals and policies.

All registered voters within the District Boundary are eligible to run for election. Rancho residents will vote on the representatives of their choice.

RanchoRinconada District Boundary Map

The time commitment is generally between 2 and 6 hours per month for regular members. This consists of the preparation and attendance to one or two meetings and receiving periodic reports. There can be times where the commitment is much more. The Board Chair in particular will often require up to six hours above what other members are required to do. Board Members are eligible for $100 per meeting to compensate for the time and expense of attendance.

Selection Process Candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be considered at the regular meeting on January 12th, 2023 at 6:30 pm.

To ensure a fair selection process, members of the public are encouraged not to clap or jeer at candidates and/or during the voting segment. Endorsements can be made as part of the public comment period.

To ensure an expedient selection process, the board chair may shorten public comment to as little as 1 minute per attendee. This is not meant to inhibit public comment but to ensure that the important appointment process can be completed in a reasonable amount of time.

Interview process
Each qualified candidate will have the opportunity to address the Board for no more than 3 minutes followed by brief question & answer period of no more than 7 minutes for each candidate.

Brief Intermission

Selection process
Once all candidates have had the opportunity to present the voting will begin. The process is as follows:
1.If there is a single qualified candidate, the board may choose to make a motion to appoint thiscandidate.

2.If there are two qualified candidates, each board member will cast a vote for either but not bothcandidates.

a.The candidate with less votes is disqualified. Go to step 1.

b.If the vote is a tie, the board will deliberate for no more than 10 minutes and the publicwill have the opportunity to comment for up to 1 minute each. The board will vote fortheir favored candidate again.

i.The candidate with less votes is disqualified. Go to step 1.

ii.If there is no consensus, the process ends with no nominee. The Board maychoose to have second special meeting at a later date.

3.If there are three or more candidates, the board will rank at least one but not more than threeseparate candidates.

a.Points will be awarded in the following way: 1st = 3points, 2nd = 2 points, 3rd = 1 point.

b.All applicants with no points are disqualified.

c.If there is a single first place winner, disqualify all other candidates. Go to step 1.

d.If two candidates are tied for first place, disqualify all other candidates. Go to step 2.

e.If three candidates are tied for first place, Go to step 3 but rank by top two instead of top 3. No abstentions are allowed and two candidates must be ranked.

If there is no consensus and the Board does not host a second special meeting to fill the vacancy, the General Manager will contact the Board of Supervisors. The County Board of Supervisors will select the Board Member instead by whatever method it chooses.

The best way to be involved without being a Board Member is to provide feedback to Board Meetings on items that interest you. Board Meetings are generally held on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm.