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IMSA By-Laws, Article VII.  Board Officers

Section 1:  President, President-Elect, Past President and Secretary.  The office of President-Elect will be voted on by the entire Voting Membership through the IMSA Voting Member process.  The office of President will be filled by the President-Elect from the previous year.  At the end of his or her term, the President shall automatically serve an additional one (1) year term as Past President.  As such, each elected officer of the Board shall serve a three (3) year term (a one (1) year term as President-Elect, a one (1) year term as President, and a one (1) year term as Past President).  Only Active Members who are employees or officials of a governmental agency or Life Members who are former governmental employees are eligible to serve as the President-Elect, President or Past President.  If a vacancy occurs in the President-Elect, President or Past President position, the vacancy shall be filled by the President with the approval of the Board.   The IMSA Executive Director shall act as Secretary of IMSA, as required by the New York Not-For-Profit Code.

 

Section 2:  Duties of the President.  The President, in addition to such other duties as may be provided for elsewhere in the By-Laws or as directed by the Board, shall:

 

(a)       Preside at the Annual Meeting of the Association and at meetings of the Board;

 

(b)       Be an ex-officio member of all Committees except the Nominating Committee;

 

(c)        Provide a written report to the Council at least semi-annually on the status of any approved strategic goals and/or objectives;

 

(d)       As Chief Elected Officer, provide the leadership and direction required to accomplish the objectives of the Association as set forth in these By-Laws; and

 

(e)       In conjunction with the Council Chair, develop the agenda for the joint meeting of Board and Council.

 

Section 3:  Duties of the President-Elect.  The President-Elect, in addition to such other duties as may be provided for elsewhere in the By-Laws, or as directed by the President or the Board, shall:

 

(a)       Preside at the Annual Meeting or a meeting of the Board if the President is absent.;

 

(b)      Be empowered to act on behalf of the President in all Association matters in the absence or disability of the President, which precludes the President from performing his duties.  Such temporary authority shall be limited to that authority granted to the President by the By-Laws.

 

(c)       Develop a list of committee chairs and representatives for Board approval, to take effect upon assuming the office of President

 

Section 4:  Nominations and Election of President-Elect.

 

(a)       Such person shall have been an Active, Public Agency or Life Member as described in these By-Laws in good standing for more than five (5) years and served as a Section Officer or IMSA Committee Chair or Representative as set forth in the IMSA Governance and Policy Manual.

 

(b)       On the Nominating Committee Chair’s behalf, the IMSA Executive Director shall solicit nominees as set forth in the IMSA Governance and Policy Manual.  All Active, Public Agency or Life Members will be solicited as potential nominees for the office of President-Elect.

 

(c)        The Voting Members shall vote on the President-Elect by ballot or by an in-person meeting (including proxy voting) as set forth in the Governance and Policy Manual.

 

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