Article IV. Officers
- The officers of
the Association shall be the Chair, Chair-Elect, Past-Chair, Member at
Large-Communications Focus, Member at Large-Diversity Focus, Member at
Large-Programming Focus, and State Advocacy Coordinator. At the time of their
election, officers shall be Members of the Association.
- The term of office,
unless otherwise specified, shall be considered to run from annual convention
to annual convention.
- The term of office
for Member at Large-Communications Focus, Member at Large-Diversity Focus, Member at Large-Programming Focus, and State
Advocacy Coordinator, all elected positions but the Chair shall be for two
years, with the following proviso: In order to obtain continuity on the PPAGS
Board of Directors, the Member at Large-Diversity Focus shall serve an
additional year for the 2007-08 program year; the Member at Large-Programming
Focus shall be elected in 2007 for a 3-year term; the Member at
Large-Communications Focus and the State Advocacy Coordinator shall be elected
in 2007 for 2-year terms. Subsequently, the election for Member at
Large-Diversity Focus and Member at Large-Programming Focus will be held in
even-numbered years, and the election for Member at Large-Communications Focus
and the State Advocacy Coordinator will be held in odd-numbered years.
- It shall be the duty
of the Chair to preside over meetings of the Executive Committee, the Board,
the PPAGS Committee, and the general membership; to exercise supervision over
the affairs of the Association with the approval of the Board; and to perform
such other duties as are pertinent to the office of the Chair. The Chair shall
take care to closely inform and counsel the Chair-Elect on all issues of
- The Chair shall
represent PPAGS to PPA and serve as voting representative to the PPA Board of
- The Chair-Elect shall
be a member of the Executive Committee and Board and shall perform the duties
of the Chair in the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chair. In the
event that the Chair does not serve his/her full term for any reason, the
Chair-Elect shall succeed to the unexpired remainder thereof and continue
through his/her own term as Chair. The Chair-Elect shall automatically become
Chair during the annual convention in the year following election as
- The Past-Chair shall
be a member of the Executive Committee and Board, and shall perform other such
duties as directed by the Board.
- The other officers
shall assist the Chair and shall perform the tasks that are assigned.
- An officer may resign
from the Board by delivering a written resignation to the Chair or, if the
resigning officer is the Chair, to the Chair-Elect, and the office of that
officer is thereupon vacant.
- An officer who ceases
to be a member of the Association is automatically recalled and his/her office
is thereupon vacant.
- An officer may be
removed from office for cause by a two-thirds vote of the full Board of
- In case of the death,
resignation, recall, removal, or incapacity of the Chair-Elect, the Member at
Large-Communications Focus, the Member at Large-Diversity Focus, or the Member
at Large-Programming Focus, the Chair is responsible for appointing a
replacement to serve for the duration of the current term.