Organizational Structure and Governance
KERA’s governance is performed by the Executive Council, consisting of the officers of the Association (the President, the President Elect, the Immediate Past President, the Treasurer, and the Secretary, all elected by a vote of the membership at the Association’s annual conference) and three at-large, elected Executive Board members.
The Executive Board has full power to direct and review the general affairs of the Association. It is the legislative and policy body for the Association. The Executive Board has the right to establish special working groups which are delegated duties and powers of decision-making on behalf of the Executive Board. The competence of the Executive Board includes:
- determining main activities of the Association;
- Developing plans for the Association’s activities and financing plans;
- adopting internal regulations;
- determining the size of the voluntary membership fees from members;
- setting and distributing funding resources among working groups;
- implementing the decisions of the General Meeting.
The President acts as the chief elected officer of the Association and serves as the Chair of the Executive Board.