Issaquah Little League Board of Director Responsibilities

Roles prescribed by the ILL Constitution are marked with an * with alternate Constitutional title in parentheses.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

*President Brian Mayer

  • Conduct the League and execute policies established by the Board
  • Present a report of condition of the League at the Annual Meeting
  • Communicate to the Board all appropriate matters
  • Promote the welfare of the League
  • Responsible for the conduct of the League in strict conformity to the policies, principles and Rules and Regulations of Little League Baseball
  • Authority to make and execute contracts and leases in the name of the League, with prior Board approval
  • Investigate complaints, irregularities and conditions detrimental to the League and report to the Board or Executive Committee as warranted
  • Prepare and submit an annual budget to the Board and be responsible for execution against the budget
  • With assistance of Player Agent, examine and certify the application, proof of age and residency of players

Commissioner - Baseball (*EVP - Baseball) Curt Hamilton

  • Responsible for performance of the duties and with the powers of President when absent if authorized by the President or Board to do so
  • Serve as the Senior League Official for baseball with duties to include oversight of Division VP's and Managers for each Division of play including:
    • Organize and supervise all activities of Division VP's including consistent updates of schedules, scores, pitch counts and end of season Tournament
    • Coordinate number of teams, roster size, Manager and Coach for all divisions in coordination with Player Agent. Review final rosters for Coast and Majors as prepared by Player Agent
    • Chair the Managers Committee for review, selection and oversight of Managers during the season
    • Coordinate pre-season Managers meeting with Safety Officer and Coach Development Officer
    • Coordinate necessary equipment with Procurement Officer and Equipment Manager
    • Address any in-season issues as they arise (rosters, local rules, conduct of fans or ILL players or representatives, umpiring, parent complaints, etc.)
    • Coordinate and schedule League or District 9 tournaments
  • Manage and operate within the Baseball Budget as authorized by the Board

*Player Agent - Baseball Jim Jones

  • Supervise the player selection system, maintains complete player records, conducts trades and replacements of players, determines eligibility and develops rosters for all League players
  • Examine and certify the application, proof of age and residency of players
  • Chair the Registration Committee to manage all player registration activities
  • Manage the Skills Evaluation
  • Conduct the Player Draft and team formation, including Play Up and Down requests
  • Maintain "Eligible Player Replacement List" and replaces players on Majors and Coast teams
  • Prepare team rosters and submit all rosters to LL Headquarters
  • Serve as the contact person for all competitive baseball players and parents
  • Coordinate All-Star teams formation
  • Manage and operate within the Player Agent Budget as authorized by the Board

Commissioner - Softball (*EVP-Softball) Jamie Svoboda

  • Serve as the Senior League Official for softball with duties to include oversight of Division and Managers for each Division of play including:
    • Organize and supervise all activities of Softball divisions
    • Coordinate number of teams, roster size, Manager and Coach and team formation for all divisions in coordination with Player Agent.
    • Selection and oversight of Managers during the season
    • Coordinate pre-season Managers meeting with Safety Officer and Coach Development Officer
    • Coordinate equipment with Procurement Officer and Equipment Managers
    • Manage consistent updates of schedules
    • Address any in-season issues as they arise (rosters, local rules, conduct of fans or ILL players or representatives, umpiring, parent complaints, etc.)
    • Coordination and scheduling of League or District 9 tournaments
  • Manage and operate within the Softball Budget as authorized by the Board

BOARD OFFICERS

*Secretary Doug Miller

  • Responsible for recording activities of the League and maintaining appropriate records including minutes of Board and Executive Committee meetings
  • Give notice of all ILL meetings
  • Maintain lists of all members, directors, committee members
  • Conduct all correspondence not otherwise delegated, carry out all orders, votes or resolutions not otherwise committed, notify of member, Director or Officer and committee election or appointment, and perform other duties as are customary.

*Treasurer Cliff Bogh

  • Monthly reporting to the Board and President of the financial condition of ILL, including reporting on Budgets of each officer or committee area
  • Receive all monies and securities and deposit in a depository approved by the Board
  • Keep records for receipt and disbursement of League monies and securities, approve all payments from allotted funds and draw checks in agreement with policies established in advance by the Board Prepare and report all annual budgets, monthly financial statements, reporting to the
  • Board of Directors and the President on financial status at all meetings and an annual financial report for the President to submit to the Membership at the Annual Meeting and to Little League.

*Safety Officer Heather Bissmeyer

  • Responsible to create awareness, through education and information, of the opportunities to provide a safer environment for all participants of the League
  • Develop, document and implement a plan for increasing safety of activities, equipment and facilities through education, compliance and reporting
  • Maintain and publish the Safety Manual for the League
  • Perform background security checks and facilitates insurance claims
  • Manage and operate within the Safety Budget as authorized by the Board

Procurement & Equipment Jay Clark

  • Responsible for inventorying, selecting, ordering, and purchasing all new uniforms, safety or other equipment needed by the league
  • Serve as the contact person regarding the disbursement and collection of nonconsumable equipment
  • Manage distribution and collection of all equipment for the League
  • Manage and operate within the Equipment Budget as authorized by the Board

Information Officer Chip Craw

  • Manage and update the official League website including content management
  • Manage and update the official League eStore
  • Manage the setup and coordination with Division VP's for online schedules, scores, tournament results and pitch counts
  • Coordinate with Registration Committee to manage League online registration
  • Coordinate with Officer to distribute League information
  • Ensure that news, scores and information are updated and distributed regularly
  • Manage and operate within the Technology Budget as authorized by the Board

Field Development & Scheduler Terry Dodd Board Member since 1983

  • Manage scheduling of all field use
  • Schedule all regular season practice and game times and locations consistent with Board plans, rules and policies
  • Manage rain out game make ups, as needed
  • Manage playoff games/brackets consistent with consistent with Board plans, rules and policies and Little League Rules and Regulations

Field Operations Greg Lipnickey

  • Manage volunteers or services to both maintain and improve our fields
  • Work with Government or School District officials to explore improvements in fields, facilities and partnerships with League
  • Train Managers on field prep and ensure clean up nights scheduled at fields
  • Manage schedule to mow, edge, remove trash and clean up Dodd Fields each week
  • Manage and operate within the Fields Budget as authorized by the Board

Corporate Sponsorships Open

  • Responsible for discovering and executing fund raising activities to secure additional funding sources for equipment and other league expenses including:
  • Coordinate with all League volunteers to maximize corporate donations related to volunteer hours worked (eg, Microsoft)
  • League sponsorship program including advertising on fields, web site, uniforms, etc.
  • League fund raisers, as approved by Board, typically including Mariners game tickets and photo magnet sales
  • Work closely with Marketing Officer to bring League into a more visible role in the community, bring more community involvement into the League and promote the ILL brand
  • Responsible for marketing events to promote League within the community
  • Work to advertise the League, promote registration, drive community involvement and manage public relations
  • Work closely with Fund Raising to bring League into a more visible role in the community, bring more community involvement into the League and promote the League brand
  • Manage League Logowear marketing and distribution
  • Responsible for content of ongoing Communications with members, including monthly newsletters and official news releases of the League
  • Manage and operate within the Marketing Budget as authorized by the Board

BASEBALL & SOFTBALL DIVISION OFFICERS

Chief Umpire Marc Weigum

  • Responsible for hiring, scheduling, training and paying of all League umpires
  • Promote strict conformity to the policies, principles, rules and regulations of League and Little League Baseball
  • Coordinate and schedule all league umpiring assignments
  • Manage and operate within the Umpire Budget as authorized by the Board

Coach & Player Development - Baseball Michael Gray

  • Represent Coaches and Managers in the League
  • Serve as the contact person for the league's manager-coach training program
  • Develop and coordinate training curriculum and approach at all levels
  • Develop, order and distribute training materials to players, coaches and managers
  • Coordinate League clinics as necessary
  • Develop and enhance Extra Bases training programs for players
  • Manage and operate within the Development Budget as authorized by the Board

Coach & Player Development - Softball

Open

  • Represent Coaches and Managers in the League
  • Serve as the contact person for the league's manager-coach training program
  • Develop and coordinate training curriculum and approach at all levels
  • Develop, order and distribute training materials to players, coaches and managers
  • Coordinate League clinics as necessary
  • Develop and enhance Extra Bases training programs for players
  • Manage and operate within the Development Budget as authorized by the Board

VP Upper Divisions

Larry Gillard

  • Manage, organize and supervise all operations of the Upper Divisions of League (Intermediate,Juniors, Seniors)
  • Communicate with and represent needs of division teams and Managers
  • Coordinate with Player Agent on issues involving players, rosters, eligibility or player replacement during the season
  • Consistently update schedules, scores, pitch count tracking and end of season Tournament information for division
  • In conjunction with Commissioner of Baseball, address any in-season issues as they arise (rosters, local rules, conduct of fans or ILL players or representatives, umpiring, parent complaints, etc.)

VP Majors TJ Kauzlarich

  • Manage, organize and supervise all operations of the Majors division of League
  • Communicate with and represent needs of division teams and Managers
  • Coordinate with Player Agent on issues involving players, rosters, eligibility or player replacement during the season
  • Consistently update schedules, scores, pitch count tracking and end of season Tournament information for division
  • In conjunction with Commissioner of Baseball, address any in-season issues as they arise (rosters, local rules, conduct of fans or ILL players or representatives, umpiring, parent complaints, etc.)

VP Coast Open

  • Manage, organize and supervise all operations of the Coast division of League
  • Communicate with and represent needs of division teams and Managers
  • Coordinate with Player Agent on issues involving players, rosters, eligibility or player replacement during the season
  • Consistently update schedules, scores, pitch count tracking and end of season Tournament information for division
  • In conjunction with Commissioner of Baseball, address any in-season issues as they arise (rosters, local rules, conduct of fans or ILL players or representatives, umpiring, parent complaints, etc.)

VP AAA Casey Sullivan

  • Manage, organize and supervise all operations of the AAA division of League
  • Communicate with and represent needs of division teams and Managers
  • Coordinate with Player Agent on issues involving players, rosters, eligibility or player replacement during the season
  • Consistently update schedules, scores, pitch count tracking and end of season Tournament information for division
  • In conjunction with Commissioner of Baseball, address any in-season issues as they arise (rosters, local rules, conduct of fans or ILL players or representatives, umpiring, parent complaints, etc.)

Player Agent - Instructional Jim Jones

  • Supervise the player selection system, maintains complete player records, conducts trades and replacements of players, determines eligibility and develops rosters for all League players
  • Examine and certify the application, proof of age and residency of players
  • Chair the Registration Committee to manage all player registration activities
  • Prepare team rosters and submit all rosters to LL Headquarters
  • Serve as the contact person for all instructional baseball players and parents
  • Manage and operate within the Player Agent Budget as authorized by the Board

VP AA Jeremy Sjolseth

  • Manage, organize and supervise all operations of the AA division of League
  • Communicate with and represent needs of division teams and Managers
  • Work with Player Agent form teams for the AA division
  • Coordinate with Player Agent on issues involving players, rosters, eligibility or player replacement during the season
  • Consistently update schedules, scores, pitch count tracking and end of season Tournament information for division
  • In conjunction with Commissioner of Baseball, address any in-season issues as they arise (rosters, local rules, conduct of fans or ILL players or representatives, umpiring, parent complaints, etc.)

VP A Greg Underwood

  • Manage, organize and supervise all operations of the A division of League
  • Communicate with and represent needs of division teams and Managers
  • Work with Player Agent form teams for the A division
  • Coordinate with Player Agent on issues involving players, rosters, eligibility or player replacement during the season
  • Consistently update schedules, scores, pitch count tracking and end of season Tournament information for division
  • In conjunction with Commissioner of Baseball, address any in-season issues as they arise (rosters, local rules, conduct of fans or ILL players or representatives, umpiring, parent complaints, etc.)

VP T-Ball Mike Warner

  • Manage, organize and supervise all operations of the T-Ball division of League
  • Communicate with and represent needs of division teams and Managers
  • Work with Player Agent form teams for the T-Ball division
  • Coordinate with Player Agent on issues involving players, rosters, eligibility or player replacement during the season
  • Consistently update schedules, scores, pitch count tracking and end of season Tournament information for division
  • In conjunction with Commissioner of Baseball, address any in-season issues as they arise (rosters, local rules, conduct of fans or ILL players or representatives, umpiring, parent complaints, etc.)

VP Competitive Softball

Jon Davies

  • Manage, organize and supervise all operations of AAA through Juniors divisions of Softball
  • Communicate with and represent needs of Managers and teams of AAA through Juniors divisions
  • Work with Softball Commissioner to form teams for AAA through Juniors division
  • Coordinate interlock schedules, and interlock rules as decided for each division for AAA through Juniors divisions with Softball Commissioner and Team Managers
  • In conjunction with Commissioner of Softball, address any in-season issues as they arise (rosters, interlock rules, conduct of fans or ILL players or representatives, umpiring, parent complaints, etc.)

VP Instructional Softball

Kiki Haar

  • Manage, organize and supervise all operations of T-Ball through AA divisions of Softball
  • Communicate with and represent needs of Managers and teams of T-Ball through AA divisions
  • Work with Softball Commissioner to form teams for T-Ball through AA division
  • Coordinate interlock schedules, and interlock rules as decided for each division forT-Ball through AA divisions with Softball Commissioner and Team Managers
  • In conjunction with Commissioner of Softball, address any in-season issues as they arise (rosters, interlock rules, conduct of fans or ILL players or representatives, umpiring, parent complaints, etc.)

*Player Agent - Softball

OPEN

  • Supervise the player selection system, maintains complete player records, conducts trades and replacements of players, determines eligibility and develops rosters for all League players
  • Examine and certify the application, proof of age and residency of players
  • Chair the Registration Committee to manage all player registration activities
  • Manage the Skills Evaluation
  • Conduct the Player Draft and team formation, including Play Up and Down requests
  • Maintain "Eligible Player Replacement List" and replaces players on Majors and Coast teams
  • Prepare team rosters and submit all rosters to LL Headquarters
  • Serve as the contact person for all competitive baseball players and parents
  • Coordinate All-Star teams formation
  • Manage and operate within the Player Agent Budget as authorized by the Board

At Large Jason Ramsey

  • Support the board as needed

Board Committees are outlined in the League Constitution