The Board of Directors shall be nine (9) in number. The terms of these directors shall be for three years and shall be staggered so that three members of the board are elected each year at the Annual Meeting of the Corporation.
b. General Officers
The general officers of the Corporation shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.
The terms of said officers shall be one year from the date of their election by the Board of Directors at their Annual Board Meeting.
Section 6.02. Duties of Officers and Directors
a. Board of Directors.
1. Establishment of the Goals, Strategic Plan and Policy of the Organization shall be the First Duty of the Board of Directors.
2. The second duty of the Board of Directors is to find, nominate and elect the General Officers of the Corporation pursuant to these By Laws.
3. It shall also be the duty of The Board of Directors to provide for the appointment of such additional officers as they may deem in the best interest of the Corporation. Whenever the Board of Directors may so order, any two offices, the duties of which do not conflict, may be held by one person.
4. The Board of Directors will assure that all Officers of this Corporation shall perform such additional or different duties as shall from time to time be imposed or required by the Board of Directors and in a manner in accordance with these By Laws.
5. The Board of Directors may remove an Officer for just cause by a two-thirds vote of the board members present at a regularly scheduled Board Meeting.
The principal duties of the President shall be to preside at all meetings of the members and the Board of Directors, and to have general supervision of the affairs of the Corporation.
c. Vice President
The principal duties of the Vice-President shall be to discharge the duties of the President in the event of absence or disability of the President.
The principal duties of the Secretary shall be to keep a record of the roceedings of the Board of Directors and members and to systematically keep all books, records, papers and documents belonging or pertaining to the Corporation except for financial documents which shall be kept by the treasurer.
The principal duties of the Treasurer shall be to keep an account of all moneys which shall come into his hands, to keep an account of all moneys received and disbursed, to keep proper vouchers for moneys disbursed, and to render such accounts, statements and inventories of moneys received and disbursed, and of moneys and property on hand, and generally of all matters pertaining to this office as shall be required by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall issue all checks and the President or Vice-President are also authorized to do so.
Section 6.03. Vacancies.
a. How Vacancy Created.
The office of a director or any officer shall be deemed vacated if he or she shall be declared of unsound mind, or if he or she is convicted of a criminal offense, or by notice in writing to the Corporation resigning his or her office, or he or she has been removed from office or membership my majority vote of the Board of Directors.
b. Filling a Vacancy
The Board of Directors shall have the authority to fill vacancies in any office for a term not to exceed the remainder of the unexpired term for which the officer was originally elected.
Section 6.04. Committees.
The Board of Directors shall have the power to establish such committees as are necessary to carry on the work of the Corporation. The following standing committees are established: Membership Committee, Unified School District Liaison, City Council Liaison, County Board Liaison, State Legislature Liaison, Gateway Liaison, Publicity committee and Program Committee. Members of said standing committees shall report to the Board as required.