ARTICLE 6: BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
Section 1: The Board shall consist of a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Land Use Chair and two (2) additional at large members for a total of seven (7)members. One Board member shall be designated as Neighborhood Leadership Alliance Representative. The Board may also acknowledge an alternate board member. The Board may propose a change in the total number of its members with a maximum of seven (7) and a minimum of five (5) Board members. Enactment requires a two-thirds majority vote of the members present at a general membership meeting.
Section 2: Terms of office are for one year. Board members and officers will be elected, or re-elected, at the annual general membership meeting by the majority general membership present. Voting at the annual general membership meeting can be by voice-vote, hand-vote or by written ballot as prescribed by BANA Board members.
Section 3: Only BANA members shall be eligible to hold elected or appointed positions.
Section 4: The Board may fill any interim vacancy on the Board or committee by majority vote of the Board. A member appointed to fill an interim vacancy shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term and until his or her successor is elected at the next annual general membership meeting or appointed, whichever occurs first. A vacancy may arise by resignation of a Board member or at the discretion of the Board.
Section 5: Removal of a Board member shall occur because of lack of significant participation, unprofessional conduct, failure to meet the requirements of the office or may be initiated by a petition signed by 20% of the BANA members. Removal shall be considered only at a special meeting of the board called for the purpose of voting on the petition. The meeting notice shall state that the purpose of the meeting is to consider removal of the board member. A majority vote of those board members attending shall be required to remove a board member.
Section 6: Names of candidates for the Board shall be placed in nomination by a nominating committee or by any member of the neighborhood association. Election requires a majority vote of the members present at the annual general membership meeting. In considering Members for nomination to the Board, the Committee should seek representation from throughout the Neighborhood, aim for a balance of skills needed by the Association (e.g. leadership, problem solving, negotiation, communication, public policy, legal, financial, etc.), and endeavor to involve people who have not served yet, or for some time. Should an unusual event occur (as determined by BANA Board) that an in-person annual general membership meeting is prohibited, a special meeting may substitute to convene elections. Such a special meeting would include a substitute mechanism to continue elections, be it verifiable mail-in or verifiable electronic casting of ballots by general membership. A fair and impartial accounting of ballots, including provisions for general membership observation, shall be announced by BANA Board within ten days following of any such election.