The Governance Committee shall orient new trustees toward fulfilling the responsibilities of trusteeship; shall evaluate regularly the Board’s structure and composition through an assessment to be shared with the board chair; shall review the bylaws and make recommendation for bylaw changes; shall recommend the optimum terms of service for members and officers; shall nurture the collegiality and vitality of the Board; and, when vacancies occur, shall present nominations for membership. The committee shall conduct a biennial assessment of the interest of Trustees to serve on various committees. The committee may recommend the conferral of honorary status upon retiring trustees. The Governance Committee shall develop continuing
education program for Board members.
Biennially the Governance Committee shall nominate a slate of officers for election at the Board’s annual meeting. The slate shall include a nominee for Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. The names of the nominees shall be sent to each member of the Board with the notice of the Board Meeting at which elections will occur. Background and qualifications for of nominee shall accompany the notice unless otherwise agreed upon by the Board. It shall be the duty of this committee to review trustee actions involving potential conflict of interest.