The PCEI Board of Directors sets policy for the organization; ensures that it is operated in a legal, ethical and professional manner; and raises funds for its operation. Collectively, the Board has direct authority over the Executive Director, who implements the policies, programs and fundraising plans approved by the board. We also understand our personal limitations on liability as per Idaho code section 6-1605. The Board is democratically organized and values each of its members and their opinions. Serving on the Board is part of a world changing process, which involves learning, empowerment, and involvement on the part of all Board Members.
Board members serve up to two consecutive three-year, terms beginning upon election at the Annual Membership Meeting. Refer to PCEI’s Bylaws for required number of board members.
The Board meets at 6:30 PM for two hours on the third Wednesday of every other month plus an annual membership meeting. Some meetings maybe rescheduled due to calendar issues.
Board member responsibilities are as follows:
- Accept the principles, beliefs, and purpose of the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute.
- Be informed about the organization’s mission, services, policies and programs.
- Keep up-to-date on development in the organization’s field.
- Act as a good-will ambassador for PCEI.
- Follow code of ethics, conflict of interest and confidentiality policies.
- Use sound judgment in weighing facts and issues for decision-making.
- Engage fully in fund development, strategic planning and developing policy.
- Assist the Board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities.
- Attend all Board and committee meetings and special functions.
- Review agenda and supporting materials prior to Board and committee meetings.
- Serve on committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments. Examples of Board involvement include:
- Leading or participating in specific projects
- Volunteering at PCEI events
- Representing PCEI at community events and meetings
- Nominate others who will bring strength to the Board.
- Give a personal annual gift to PCEI.
- Maintain current membership
- Refrain from making special requests of the staff.
- Take ownership for Annual Membership Meeting
Board members should understand that:
- Special or unscheduled meetings may be called on occasion.
- It is the board member’s responsibility to contact the Board President if he/she cannot attend a meeting.
- If a board member misses two Board meetings and there are no unusual circumstances, the board member’s continuing on the Board will be evaluated.