The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Center. Board members work with staff to ensure that all programs and services are in line with the mission and vision of the Center. Responsibilities include fundraising, oversight of programs and administration, strategic planning, and more. Board members also serve on one of five standing committees: Development, Diversity, Finance, Nominating, or Personnel (see below for committee descriptions). Board of Directors members are expected to attend regular Board meetings and monthly committee meetings. Members also receive training upon acceptance to the Board.
Volunteers may serve on a committee without becoming a Board member. These volunteers meet monthly with their committee, assisting with tasks as needed. These committee members do not have the legal responsibilities or voting rights of a Board member.
Development Committee: This committee is responsible for planning and coordinating the fundraising activities of the Center. The committee advises the Board on fundraising goals and strategies. Subcommittees are generally established for special events such as the Annual Holiday Auction and the Annual Fundraising Campaign.
Diversity Committee: This committee works to increase accessibility of Center services to all people. It strategizes how to conduct outreach to underserved populations.
Finance Committee: This committee advises the Board on the fiscal implications of its decisions. Chaired by the Treasurer, the committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Board about annual budgets and budget revisions. It also helps monitor the agency’s annual financial audit.
Nominating Committee: This committee recruits new Board members as needed. For the Annual General Meeting each September, the committee prepares a slate of candidates for election to the Board of Directors and an annual slate of officer nominees. It also reviews the attendance and participation of current Board members.
Personnel Committee: This committee is responsible for developing and implementing Center personnel policies. The committee advises the Board on salary ranges and is also is responsible for handling grievances presented to the Board by Center staff and volunteers.