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Board Committees


Board Committees

(1) Executive Committee
The Executive Committee consists of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, immediate Past-president, and Executive Director. The Executive Committee meets monthly. The duties of the Executive Committee are to:

  • Coordinate with the Executive Director to develop plans and insure that the activities of the Association are consistent with its long-term Strategic Business Plan;
  • Act as a Finance Committee to review monthly payments, review the monthly Association financial statements, and set financial policies;
  • Act as a Nominating Committee to fill Board of Directors and Officer vacancies and to recommend members for ad-hoc and standing committees.
  • Annually, and at other times as needed, review the performance of the Executive Director and provide a report and recommendation to the Board of Directors.
  • Review any potential conflicts of interest on the part of Board of Directors members (see section 3f below); and
  • Provide for immediate decisions for the part of the Board of Directors when there is insufficient time to notify and meet as a whole.

(2) Audit Committee
The Audit Committee consists of Board of Directors members who are not members of the Executive Committee. The Audit Committee meets as needed to conduct its activities. The Audit Committee shall:

  • Review the draft annual financial audit and management letter;
  • Meet with the auditor to discuss the results of the annual financial audit; and
  • Provide a written report to the Excutive Council on the Committee’s findings with respect to the financial audit.

(3) Restoration Projects Committee
The Restoration Projects Committee reviews and assesses its watershed restoration programs. The Projects Committeel is comprised of voting members who are Board of Directors members and non-voting members who are representatives of agencies and organizations who can provide technical assistance to the Association. The Projects Committee meets at least twice annually, and additionally as needed to conduct its activities. The Board of Directors delegates the following duties to the Projects Committee:

  • Develop and maintain watershed restoration strategies for the Association;
  • Evaluate (and approve if appropriate) restoration programs (programmatic) and restoration projects (site-specific) for their consistency with the Associations strategies and Strategic Business Plan. The Committee chair will report to the Board of Directors at its next meeting the results of its evaluations; and
  • Review of program and project effectiveness monitoring results to determine where changes are needed in the Association’s watershed restoration program.

The Project Manager, or the Executive Director if there is no Project Manager, acts as an Ex-officio member of the Committee and provide staff support.


(4) Research and Outreach Committee
The Research and Outreach Committee fulfils the mission of the Association to “develop, test, [and] promote … management practices in the interest of watershed health.” The Research and Outreach Committee is comprised of voting members who are Board of Directors members and non-voting members who are representatives of agencies and organizations who can provide technical assistance to the Association. The Research and Outreach Committee meets at least twice annually. The Research and Outreach Committee’s duties are to:

  • Develop and maintain a Research Program consistent with the Strategic Business Plan;
  • Determine, and guide implementation of, an assessment and monitoring program for the Association.
  • Develop and maintain an outreach program strategy consistent with the Association’s Strategic Business Plan;
  • Guide and evaluate the assessment and outreach program of the Association consistent with the program strategy; and
  • Prepare, or collaborate with other partners to prepare, education and outreach products.

(5) The Coos Watershed Association Executive Committee and Board of Directors may create additional ad-hoc committees as needed to conduct the business of the Association. The two existing ad-hoc committees include:

Coos Watershed Association. 2016