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Board Officers and Their Duties

The Board shall elect a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson from among the appointed members after May 1 of each odd-numbered year. The newly elected officers shall begin serving on July 1 and shall hold office for two years. If necessary, the officers shall serve beyond two years until their successors are elected.

If the office of Chair or Vice Chair becomes vacant, the Board may elect a person to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the two years. If the Board fills a vacancy between April and June of an odd-numbered year, the Board may simultaneously elect the person to fill the vacancy and to serve a new two-year term beginning July 1 by a single vote.

In the absence of good reason to the contrary, it shall be the Policy of the Board, in nominating members to serve as its Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, to nominate members who have previously served as a member of the Governance Committee to help ensure greater past experience on the Board. Notwithstanding the previously stated preference for experience, the Board may nominate any appointed member for its Chairperson and Vice Chairperson. A majority vote of the appointed members of the Board shall be required to elect.

It shall be the duty of the Chairperson to preside over the meetings of the Board, to call meetings as herein provided, and to perform such other duties as are set forth in these policies or as shall be vested in the Chairperson.

It shall be the duty of the Vice Chairperson to assume the duties of the Chairperson in the absence of the Chairperson. The Vice Chairperson does not automatically succeed the Chairperson. Both the Chairperson and the Vice Chairperson are eligible for reelection.

Adopted August 29, 2007
Revised December 5, 2017
Revised February 12, 2019
Revised May 14, 2019

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