• Board Charter

    The Board of Directors is responsible for providing leadership and governance for the Child Advocacy Center and its services. The Executive Director reports to the Board. Much of the Board’s work is done in committee. The Executive Committee has the authority to vote on policy in the absence of a full Board vote.

  • Board Term

    Three years, at which members are eligible for consideration for a second three year term.

  • Board Meetings

    The Board currently meets the first Tuesday of every other month from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at the Child Advocacy Center.

  • Committees

    As provided in Bylaws, the standing committees consist of the Executive, Finance, Development and Nominating. Other time-limited work groups may be established to accomplish a specific assignment. Board members are expected to serve on at least one committee or work group throughout the course of the year.

  • Board Size

    Currently, a maximum of 21 Board members including 5 permanent members.

  • Attendance

    Attendance is expected at all Board meetings. An attendance problem occurs if a board member has two (2) unexcused absences or three (3) excused absences in a row. If a board member anticipates missing a board meeting, they must contact the Executive Assistant at least three days before the meeting to ensure we will have quorum to be able to conduct business.

  • Fundraising

    To make an annual personal gift in accordance with one’s means and attend special events in the community as able.

  • Professional Development

    Attend 4 out of 6 board orientation sessions for new members including Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children.

  • Community

    Articulate the Child Advocacy Center’s mission, accomplishments and goals to the public and garner support from the community.

  • Ethics

    Act in the best interest of the Child Advocacy Center, disclose any conflicts of interest and excuse themselves from discussions and votes where they have a conflict of interest.

  • Background Check

    A thorough criminal history background check will be conducted on all of the top applicants to the Board of Directors and every two years for active board members.