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Board Composition and Election of New Members

  1. The Board of Directors shall include 8 -15 members, the majority of whom must be 60 years of age or older.
  2. Board members must be residents of the CVCOA service area defined with at least one representative from each of the primary counties served.
  3. Directors shall be elected to two year terms and may serve up to four consecutive terms. They may be re-elected after a one year absence.
  4. Board members shall serve without remuneration; however, reimbursement is allowed for those expenditures authorized by the Board of Directors. No member of the CVCOA Board od Directors shall derive any personal profit or gain, directly or indirectly, by reason of his or her participation in the CVCOA's Board of Directors.
  5. Board members shall disclose any conflicts of interest or potential conflicts of interest, such as personal interest in or board membership with other agencies that receive contracted funds from CVCOA and agree to refrain from decisions regarding said agencies.
  6. Board members must have:
    1. a demonstrated interest in the Council's goals;
    2. available time to actively participate in full Board and committee meetings;
    3. specific experience and/or knowledge in at least one element of administration, finance, personnel, program development, evaluation, public and community relations or communications;
    4. interpersonal skills which allow for mutual respect of others' opinions and facilitate decision making.
  7. Recruitment and Election of Board Members:
    1. Board members are recruited and elected at any time during the year.
    2. A broad search for potential candidates and careful screeening process of all interested persons is conducted prior to appointment to the Board.
    3. Selected candidates are appointed by the full Board through an official majority vote of the Board.