Governing Policies, Documents, and Bylaws Subcommittee
The Governing Policies, Documents, and Bylaws Subcommittee is established to review the association’s policies, procedures, documents, and bylaws (inclusive of its committees, councils, working groups, communities, and the Board of Directors) on a regular basis. The subcommittee ensures that a framework exists through which the association can be effective and respond to member needs and operate in accordance with—
- the association’s bylaws;
- the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Act (the “Act”);
- Robert’s Rules of Order; and
- any other applicable rules, laws, and regulations.
The subcommittee’s work further ensures that this governing framework reflects the current and actual needs and situation within SLA, and aligns with the strategic and cultural direction of the association.
The subcommittee shall be responsible for—
- creating and maintaining documentation for the governance of the association and its communities, such that the association and its communities operate efficiently and within the boundaries of applicable rules, laws, regulations, and operating procedures;
- reviewing the association bylaws on an annual basis to ensure that the bylaws adhere to the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Act (the “Act”) and other applicable rules, laws, and regulations such that SLA and its units are operating in a manner that adheres to all applicable rules, laws, and regulations in a legally binding, law abiding manner;
- reviewing new association policies to ensure that they are in compliance with the association bylaws and adhere to The Act and other applicable rules, laws, and regulations; and
- creating and/or reviewing community governing documents on a three-year rolling basis, or more frequently as needed, to ensure that they reflect the current status of each community; are in compliance with the association bylaws and policies; adhere to The Act and other applicable rules, laws, and regulations; and promote effective operations within the communities.
Subcommittee Composition and Terms
The subcommittee shall be composed of up to six (6) members, one of whom shall be the secretary of the SLA Board of Directors, who shall serve as Chair. The subcommittee shall also include three (3) to five (5) non-Board members.
Subcommittee members shall serve terms of two overlapping years. The Board liaison shall be a director. The staff liaison should be the SLA executive director or their designee.
Chair: Julie Snyder
Board Liaison: Anne Barker