A board is led by officers. They have required jobs that help the Board run smoothly and carry out its mission. All Boards must have at least two officers.
- The President leads the Board and its activities. They run the Board in a business-like manner and follow all laws. The President leads the meetings and chairs the Board’s Executive Committee.
- The Vice President is the backup for the Board President. The Vice President is often assigned additional duties such as chairing special committees. They lead the meeting when the president is not there.
- The Secretary makes sure the Board business is documented with minutes of meetings and all-important decisions. They ensure records of the Board are up to date.
- The Treasurer makes sure financial records are complete. They provide timely reports to the Board and ensure an audit [official review] of the organization’s finances is done.
Members of the Board are responsible for making sure the organization follows the law and its budget. Members must be informed about community needs and the organization’s services. Members’ responsibilities include:
- Prepare for meetings and complete assignments
- Understand and follow the bylaws (rules that explain how a board runs)
- Stay informed about important issues that affect the organization
- Keep important information confidential
- Give opinions on issues
- Work as a team member
- Understand and practice meeting rules and codes of conduct
The Board hires an Executive Director to run the organization. The Executive Director carries out the Board policies so the organization meets its goals. The Executive Director hires employees to do the work.
The WRC Board of Directors typically meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00 PM. All meetings are open to the public and everyone is permitted to attend.