Executive Committee

Purpose:  The Executive Committee is a standing committee of the Board of Trustees established in the by-laws of the ACL. The Executive Committee has the authority to make decisions on behalf of the Full Board in emergency situations and when decisions need to be made prior to the next regular meeting of the full Board.

All decisions of the Executive Committee will be reported to the full Board at the next meeting of the Board after the Executive Committee actions.  This decision will be included in the minutes of the full Board.  There will minutes of the Executive Committee meeting as well.

Membership:  The Executive Committee consists of all elected officers of the Board of Trustees, plus the immediate past president when/if someone fills this position. Meetings may be called by the Board President or Secretary.  A quorum consists of 2/3 of the members of the Executive Committee.  24 hour notice is required to hold the meeting.

Committee Chair Job Description

The President of the Board of Trustees is the Chair of the Executive Committee.

Facilitates/directs the Executive Committee actions that enable the full Board of Trustees to ensure that the Board and ACL are operating as fully and effectively as possible to achieve the stated mission and goals of the organization.

Meets regularly with the Executive Director to discuss ACL operations and to ensure that such information is provided to the full Board, including issues that may require Board actions for resolution.

Ensures that Committee members have the information needed to make necessary decisions in emergency situations.

Committee Members Job Description

The Executive Committee may act on behalf of the full Board at times. Caution must be exercised when doing so as not to abuse this power.  The Executive Committee is ultimately responsible to the full Board for their decisions/actions.

The Executive Committee may not unilaterally remove members of the Board of Trustees or the Executive Director without the consent of the full Board of Trustees.

The Executive Committee may serve as a sounding board for the Executive Director and provide counsel and support as needed/requested.

Helps to set the agenda for full Board meetings.

Conducts a yearly evaluation of the performance of the Executive Director

Establishes compensation and benefit levels for the Executive Director

When the unexpected organizational crisis occurs the Executive Committee functions as the crisis management team.  As such, members need to become familiar with relevant rules, regulations, liability issues, and other legal issues relevant to crisis situations.

The Executive Director may attend and participate in meetings as requested by the President of the Board of Trustees.