OSBA policy delegates to the board of directors the authority to create the programs of the association and to carry out association business between special and annual meetings.
As a group, the board of directors is subject to direction by a majority of association members at a regular or special meeting. As individual OSBA board members, each member reports and is responsive to the needs of the region electing the member.
As defined in the OSBA Policy Manual, board members assume responsibility by participating in board of director meetings to fulfill the following duties:
Carry on the necessary business of the Board. The Board may adopt policy as deemed necessary for the conduct of its business and may, in the execution of powers granted, delegate certain aspects of its authority and responsibility to the Executive Committee;
Employ an executive director and determine this position's compensation and duties;
At regularly called meetings of the Board, fill all vacancies in any position until the next scheduled board of directors' election;
Meet, not less than twice annually, in accordance with the Oregon Public Meetings Law and the OSBA Bylaws;
Determine the place, date and hour of regular Board meetings and serve, or cause to be served, proper notice in accordance with Oregon Public Meetings Law and the OSBA Bylaws;
Adopt an annual budget for the corporation;
Take action to approve committees and committee appointments as outlined in Section 4 of the OSBA Bylaws;
Require an annual audit of the books of the secretary-treasurer and any other officer or employee who handles corporation funds;
Determine the site of the corporate office;
Authorize such special committees as it deems necessary for the proper operation of the corporation;
Review the regional structure of the corporation at least every three years. Any recommended changes to the regional structure shall be submitted to the membership in accordance with Section 2.7 of the OSBA Bylaws;
Promote the active involvement of OSBA members within the region in which the director represents;
Prepare and distribute an impact statement for any resolution to be placed before the membership;
Adopt, annually, an elections calendar that establishes a timetable for electing board and LPC positions, and voting on resolutions;
Retain a $50,000,000 reserve that may only be accessed by a two-thirds vote of both the board of directors and the OSBA membership.
OSBA board members shall participate in boardsmanship training activities, which include the following:
OSBA board of director meetings (Jan., March/April, June, Sept. and Nov., as needed).
Fall regional meetings (presiding when necessary).
OSBA Annual Convention and Annual Business Meeting (November).
Other OSBA conferences and training sessions as possible.