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Committee for Citizen Involvement Bylaws

ARTICLE I - NAME

The name of this organization shall be the Committee for Citizen Involvement of Clackamas County, hereinafter called the CCI of Clackamas County.

ARTICLE II - PURPOSE

The CCI shall be responsible for assisting the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners (BCC) and other appropriate governing bodies with the development of a program that promotes and enhances citizen involvement in land use planning, assist the BCC in special projects, events,  and activities, implementation of the citizen involvement program and evaluates the citizen involvement process.

ARTICLE III- MEMBERSHIP

The committee shall consist of no less than five and up to seven  members appointed by the Board of Commissioners, with the non-voting addition of the Past Chair Emeritus (PCE).  Members  shall be a resident of Clackamas County and shall  be as representative as possible of the geographic, demographic and diverse characteristics of the County.   The CCI shall recommend to the Board of Commissioners applicants to fill vacancies. 

ARTICLE IV - TERM OF OFFICE

The membership term shall be three (3) years.  Expiration dates for terms shall be staggered so that no more than one-third of the members’ terms will expire in any year.  To stagger membership terms, appointments could be one or two year terms.  Reappointments will be for three-year terms.  Members may request reappointment. 

ARTICLE V - VOTING

A vote shall be decided by a simple majority of the CCI of Clackamas County members present or by teleconference at a meeting at which a quorum is present.

A quorum shall be a majority of the current CCI members.

ARTICLE VI – MEETINGS

Regular meetings of the membership will be held at the direction of the chair.

All CCI of Clackamas County meetings shall be publicized in advance of the meeting date in accordance with the state law.

ARTICLE VII - ELECTION OF OFFICERS

The officers of the CCI of Clackamas County shall be Chair and Vice Chair.  Election of officers will be held every two years.  The Chair shall remain as such until an election has occurred to vote on a new Chair.  Temporary appointments can be made mid-term.

The immediate past chair shall serve, if he or she so chooses, as Past Chair Emeritus (PCE), for up to one year.  This will be a non-voting position, unless the PCE is also a current regular CCI member.

ARTICLE VIII - DUTIES OF OFFICERS

The Chair shall preside at all meetings of the CCI of Clackamas County and be an ex-officio member of all committees.

The Co-Chair shall preside in the absence of the Chair and carry out such duties as assigned by the Chair.

The PCE shall assist the Chair and the Co-Chair in such duties as they may desire.

ARTICLE IX- TASK FORCES

Task Forces may be created by the Chair, based on the CCI recommendations as deemed necessary to implement the objectives and purposes of the CCI and carry out its directives.

Task Forces shall present plans of work to the CCI and no action shall be undertaken without approval of the CCI.

A Task Force shall be dissolved upon completion of its objectives and submission of a final report to the CCI.

ARTICLE X – AMENDMENTS

Prior to the amendment of the by-laws at any meeting there shall be included in the written notice of proposed amendments 20 days prior to said meeting sufficient information to advise the membership that such amendments shall be considered.  At such meeting the by-laws may be amended upon the two-thirds membership vote.  The amended bylaws shall be sent to the BCC for approval.

ARTICLE XI– ATTENDANCE

Three unexcused absences are grounds for removal from Clackamas County CCI.  Six absences per year will be grounds for removal from the CCI.

July 24,2007 (Adopted by BCC)

For further information, contact Citizen Involvement at (503) 655-8552 or e-mail here.

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