Constitution as amended
June 25, 2006
Bylaws as amended
April 22, 2012
Constitution and Bylaws
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Article VIII. COMMITTEES
Except as provided in Article XI of these Bylaws, the Executive Committee of this Association, acting on Advisory Council recommendations, shall have the authority to establish, maintain, and dissolve standing committees of the Association. In like manner, the charge to each standing committee may be modified. A list of standing committees, the charge to each committee, and the names of the chairs or co-chairs, vice-chairs, and committee members of each shall be published annually. In addition, the Executive Committee may appoint a committee manager for a standing committee who shall liaise between the committee and the Executive Committee. A committee manager for a standing committee may, but need not, be a member of such committee. The Executive Committee shall report to the House of Delegates at its annual meeting as to the establishment or dissolution of any standing committees since the last meeting of the House of Delegates.
Except as provided in Article XI of these Bylaws, the President shall appoint all committee chairs, co-chairs, vice chairs, other committee members, and committee managers and fill vacancies whenever they occur, except where otherwise specified in these Bylaws. The Executive Committee shall determine the number of members of each standing committee. The Executive Committee may remove any committee chair, co-chair, vice chair, or other member or committee manager with or without cause. The term of office of a member of a standing committee, unless otherwise provided in these Bylaws, shall be three (3) years beginning July 1. Appointments of chairs, co-chairs, vice-chairs, and committee managers shall be for one (1) year beginning July 1. Members of standing committees (other than chairs, co-chairs, and vice chairs) shall serve in rotating terms. One-third (1/3) of the members of each standing committee (other than the chair, co-chair, and vice chair), unless otherwise provided, shall be appointed each year. No chair, co-chair, vice chair, or committee manager of a standing committee may serve as such for more than three consecutive years and no co-chair shall have served as chair at any time during the preceding year. Each chair, co-chair, and vice chair of a committee shall be a member of such committee by virtue of his or her office. Committee members shall be Association members of any classification.
In addition to the standing committees, the President may appoint, annually, such special committees and delegations as the Executive Committee may authorize. Members of special committees shall be appointed for a term of one (1) year only and the President shall designate the chairs.
An Association member of any classification appointed by the Association to represent the Association as a member of a committee, board, or organization which is not part of the Association shall, subject to the provisions of the last sentence of this section, serve as such on such committee, board, or organization for not more than one (1) term, but in no event for more than five (5) years. The five (5) year limit in the preceding sentence on service during a term may be extended for not more than two extensions of one (1) year each if each extension is approved by the unanimous vote of all of the members of the Executive Committee. Multiple full or partial terms of a member on any particular committee, board, or organization may be served by the member if not less than one (1) fiscal year of the Association elapses between each full or partial term served.