Board Duties

ISM-Twin Cities Board Duties

ISM-Twin Cities Board Positions

In addition to the positions of President, 1st VP and 2nd VP, the Director positions begin July 1 and are three years in duration.

Below are the descriptions for each position.

The President shall be chief executive officer and ex-officio member of all committees except Nominating Committee, and shall exercise a general supervision over the interest and welfare of the Association. The President shall appoint all standing committees except Nominating Committee for his or her term of office. The President shall sign all contracts and agreements authorized by the Board of Directors. The President shall make an activity report to the Board of Directors and to the Association at the last meeting of his or her term of office. It is recommended, but not necessary, that in order to serve as President of the Association, the person has served on the Board of Directors at least two years prior to his/her election. The President shall be the Chairperson of the Board of Directors during term of office. The President shall assign the duties of the First and Second Vice Presidents. The President is a non-voting member of the Board of Directors except in the event of a tie vote. If a tie vote occurs, the President would then be responsible to cast the deciding vote.

The First Vice President will perform the duties of and have the same authority as the President in the absence, incapacity or ineligibility of the President, as well as other projects as assigned. The term for the First Vice President is one (1) year. Upon completion of the one year term, the First Vice President will serve as the President for a term of one (1) year and following Presidency, the First Vice President would serve as the Immediate Past President for a one (1) year term. Being elected First Vice President, therefore, implies a willingness to serve on the Board of Directors for three years and to become President.

The Second Vice President is responsible for preparing the Association's budget for the coming year and may be assigned other tasks. The term of office for the Second Vice President is one (1) year. Tradition has it that the Second Vice President will be an unopposed candidate for the First Vice President and subsequently for President. The year following Presidency, the Second Vice President would serve as the Immediate Past President for a one (1) year term. Being elected Second Vice President, therefore, implies a willingness to serve on the Board of Directors for four years and to become President.

The Directors are responsible for one or more committees such as Program, Membership, Education or Marketing and to serve as liaison to the Board for these committees. In addition to the committee responsibility, the officers and directors are responsible for setting direction and policy for the Association. Directors are elected for a three (3) year term. At times, Directors do not serve their full three years because they are nominated and elected Second Vice President. Terms of office begin July 1.

The Board meets up to two hours once a month.