Township of Westfield, NJ

Somerset County Park System

Powers and Duties of Officers

President
The President shall preside at all meetings of the membership and shall be the representative of the Corporation to the public; shall appoint all committee chairpersons unless the membership, the Board, or these bylaws shall provide otherwise in a specific instance; shall be an ex-officio member of any and all committees; shall have such other powers and shall perform such other duties as the members and the Board may delegate to the President from time to time, and as such may be reasonably construed as being consistent with the responsibilities and duties specified above. In the absence of an Executive Director, the President shall also have the duties of that position, subject to such delegation as the President may make from time to time to other officers.

President-Elect
The President-Elect shall become acquainted with the activities of the Corporation and the duties of the President; shall be an ex-officio member of any and all committees; shall be responsible for coordinating and reporting on the activities of one general content area of the Committee structure; and, during the absence or incapacity of the President, have and exercise the authority of the President. He or she shall exceed to the office of President should a vacancy occur prior to the annual election, and furthermore shall be entitled to his or her own tenure in the ensuing year. He or she shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as the Board or President may delegate to him or her.

Immediate Past President
The Immediate Past President shall be responsible for serving as Chairperson of the Nominations Committee and shall serve on the Long-Range Planning Committee. He or she shall perform other duties as delegated from the President or assigned by the Board of Trustees.

Vice President
The Vice President, in addition to common usage duties, coordinates and reports on the activities of one general content area of the Committee structure and serves as the coordinator of volunteers. In the event of the vacancy of the President-Elect office, the Vice President will assume the duties of the President-Elect.

President Emeritus
The Board of Trustees may appoint a President Emeritus by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board. The President Emeritus shall be a current member of the Corporation. The President Emeritus shall serve on the Board of Trustees as a full member, providing historical perspective on Corporation activities. He or she may perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Trustees.

Secretary
The Secretary shall be responsible for keeping accurate minutes of the business of the Corporation. He or she shall perform other duties referred to him or her from time to time by the President and the Board of Trustees.

Treasurer
The Treasurer shall oversee the financial receipts of the Corporation under the direction of the Board, shall ensure that funds collected are deposited in the name of the Corporation, and shall oversee disbursements for those purposes authorized by the Board. The Treasurer shall oversee the investments of Corporation funds in securities and other savings accounts as approved by the Board of Trustees. The Treasurer shall oversee proper books of account and shall ensure that they are available for review by the Board and shall render to the officers and the Board a report of all activities as Treasurer. As soon as practicable after the end of each fiscal year, the Treasurer shall submit to the Board a statement of the financial condition of the Corporation certified by independent accountants if required by the Board, consisting of a balance sheet and related statements of income and expense, and of the status of, or changes in, all funds for the preceding year. The Treasurer shall be the Chairperson of the Finance Committee. The Board of Trustees shall require the Treasurer to be bonded in such amount and with such surety or sureties as the Board shall determine, and to be paid by the Corporation. The Treasurer shall perform all the duties generally incident to the office and as may from time to time be assigned by the Board or the President.

Members-At-Large Representatives
Two Members-At-Large Representatives shall be responsible for coordinating and reporting on the activities of one general content area of the Committee structure. Each shall perform other duties referred to him or her by the President and the Board of Trustees.


New Jersey Recreation & Park Association |  1 Wheeler Way  Princeton, NJ 08540

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