In an attempt to make sure the voices of their season ticket holding fans are heard, the Houston Dynamo announced today they will be forming a Fan Advisory Board. The board will be a 10-person group that will meet quarterly. Season ticket holders (21-years old and up) can apply to be on the board beginning next Monday (11/22).
I'll be honest, I don't know much about this other than what the press release I just received says, but I like the idea. I just hope that anyone who applies is committed to being a part of this group and doing their due diligence in making sure the voice of the fans they represent is hear by the team.
Here is the official press release:
HOUSTON, TX (Thursday, November 18, 2010) -- The Houston Dynamo announced today the creation of a Fan Advisory Board, open to all season ticket holders aged 21 and older. The 10-member board will meet quarterly in 2011 with members of the Dynamo front office to discuss key issues surrounding the Dynamo organization.
The application process will open on Monday, November 22, and can be accessed by visiting HoustonDynamo.com/fanadvisoryboard. Applications will be accepted until December 15, at which point 20 semifinalists will be selected for in-person interviews. The 10 members who will serve on the board will be chosen by February 1, with the first meeting to be held on March 15.
"We are pleased to announce the creation of our inaugural fan advisory board," Dynamo president Chris Canetti said. "As an organization we put a strong emphasis on loyalty, and now we are offering our loyal fans the opportunity to have their input heard, with regard to important issues surrounding the Dynamo organization."
The selected board members will have shown a strong desire to help the Dynamo grow their brand and fan base. They will be active members in the Houston community and be willing to represent the Dynamo at community functions as needed.