Board and Committee Structure
At the December 20, 2016 Board meeting, the Board Task Force introduced its recommendations for its new board and committee structure plan.
The LWV Minnesota board is proposing (for member approval at convention in April) five officers and the elimination of the third vice president title. They, along with potentially two additional board members, will form the Executive Committee responsible for governance and broad policy. The first vice president will chair this standing board committee. When necessary, they will form task forces for things like bylaw changes, organizational policies and board training and evaluation. In addition, the Executive Committee will have a standing Human Resource committee to handle personnel, benefits, policies and the like.
In addition to the five officers, there will be six committee chairs:
Finance (as specified in our current Bylaws) – budget, development, HR plan & benefit, investments, building
Voter Services/Citizen Education – naturalization ceremonies, voter registration, grant administration, candidate forums, workshops
Advocacy/Program for Action — grassroots coordinators, task forces on issues, study/briefing paper coordinator/team
Membership Services — MLD, convention/council, 100th anniversary, etc.
Inclusion and Diversity — community outreach, IDI, Your Vote Your Voice
Communications — internal, external, social media, toolkits for local Leagues
Any one of these committee chairs can serve as the second vice president. The Nominating Committee remains an independent, off-board committee.
Under each of these categories, the board member is the point person between the task forces and the board so that we’re all working together and everyone becomes more knowledgeable about our work and we can share resources and expertise.
This new structure is also flexible in that any needed task force can be quickly mobilized to tackle an issue, make a difference and disband upon completion.
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