Board Member Highlight: Josef Oreskovich

Josef Oreskovich has served on the Lyndale Neighborhood Association’s board since 2022 and currently serves as Board President. He is a renter in the Lyndale neighborhood. Josef is hosting Yoga in the Park, an LNA Great Gathering, during the month of June!

Here’s what Josef had to say about his experience on the board:

Question: What inspired you to join LNA’s board of directors?

Answer: I’ve always wanted to be involved in my neighborhood and this was a perfect opportunity.

Question: How has serving on the board impacted your understanding of LNA’s mission? 

Answer: That LNA is far more involved in the neighborhood than I initially knew. LNA has an extensive history with great impact. 

Question: How do you see your role as a board member contributing to the Lyndale community?

Answer: I am allowed to bring my perspective and empathy towards people and work towards effective change to help.

Question: What advice would you give to someone considering joining a nonprofit board of directors?

Answer: Be willing to say yes to additional responsibilities or time commitments in order to get the goals accomplished.

Make a difference in the community where you live or own a business by applying to LNA’s Board of Directors. Elections occur July 22, 2024.

LNA specifically seeks to foster the leadership and participation of people in whom neighborhood organizations have historically underinvested — people who rent, and people who identify as BIPOC (Black, indigenous, people of color), LGBTQ+, and seniors.