Board Executive Committee

The Executive Committee membership consists of the Board Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary.  It is responsible for working in support of, or occasionally in place of, the full board. The Committee will comply with Board, Charter, and state/federal-mandated operating policies and procedures, including compliance with the Missouri Sunshine Law.  The work of the committee shall revolve around the following major areas:
    1.    Perform policy work

         --  Carry out specific directions of the board, and take action on policies when they affect the work of the Executive Committee or when the full board directs the committee to do so.

         --  Recommend policy and procedures for committee and board operations
    2.    Act as liaison to the Executive Director
         --  Nurture the Executive Director by providing counsel, feedback, and support when needed
         --  Facilitate annual evaluation of the Executive Director by the board, and report the results of the assessment to the Executive Director
         --  Review compensation and benefits for the Executive Director
    3.    Help develop strategic plan
         --  Initiate the board's involvement in establishing a strategic framework or direction.
    4.    Conduct Executive Director searches
         --  Assume the lead in the search for a new Executive Director, or delegate the responsibility to a task force
         --  Conduct the research necessary to determine an appropriate salary and job description for the Executive Director
         --  Seek approval from the full board before hiring a new Executive Director
    5.   Interim Decisions
         --  Resolve an emergency or organizational crisis.   Exercise the powers of the board in the interim between board meetings when the full board directs the committee to do so
    6.   Planning and Organization
         --  Work with Executive Director to identify working priorities  for the board    
         --  Work with Executive Director to identify appropriate committee structure
         --  Facilitate the formulation of an annual work plan to be approved by full board