Article 5. Committees

Article 5. Committees

  1. Standing Committees

  2. The Standing Committees of the Board of Directors shall be as follows: a. Finance
    b. Personnel c. Fundraising d.Membership, Outreach, and Advocacy
    e. Programming & Policy f. Mass Communications Technologies

  3. Appointment and Duties of the Standing Committee

  4. Committee chairpersons shall be nominated by the President and elected by majority of the Board of Directors. The President shall nominate the members of each standing committee, after consultation with the chairpersons of such committee. Committees shall consist of no fewer than 4 people and be responsible for developing relevant policy recommendations for Board consideration. Chairpersons of Committees are responsible for keeping minutes of their meetings and furnishing reports as requested.

  5. Finance Committee

  6. The Finance Committee shall review the annual financial statements, approve annual audit reports; and recommend to the Board the selection of, and fees to be paid to the independent certified public accountant for the Corporation. It shall be the responsibility of the Finance Committee to report to the Board of Directors whether the Corporation is meeting its projected budget; on the scope and adequacy of the annual audit and related fees; to continually monitor and report to the Board of Directors on the effectiveness and adequacy of the Corporation's internal accounting controls, and to include in that report its findings as to whether or not any errors, omissions, criticisms or recommendations contained in the management letter of the independent certified public accountant, if one accompanies the annual audit, have been properly dealt with. The Finance Committee shall develop and recommend to the Board the annual budget, and shall regularly monitor the Corporation's expenses, and income.

  7. Personnel Committee

  8. The Personnel Committee shall develop the Corporation's personnel policies, job descriptions and advertisements. In addition, The Personnel Committee shall review and evaluate staff salaries and benefits and the performance of the Executive Director. The Personnel Committee shall be responsible for related personnel matters and grievances by employees. The Personnel Committee shall coordinate the hiring of the Executive Director.

  9. Fundraising Committee

  10. The Fundraising Committee shall develop and implement fundraising strategies for the Corporation. The Committee shall recommend to the Board of Directors an annual fundraising plan and upon the adoption of a fundraising plan by the Board of Directors, the Fundraising Committee shall enlist Members of the Board of Directors, officers, Members, and other volunteers to assist in the implementation of specific projects. the Committee shall meet regularly to monitor the Corporation's fundraising status and to review grant proposals.

  11. Membership, Outreach and Advocacy Committee

  12. The Membership, Outreach, and Advocacy Committee shall develop and implement strategies for developing a broad based membership in the corporation which encourages and fosters the development and production of access and community programming The Committee shall recommend to the Board of Directors an annual membership campaign and upon the adoption of an annual membership campaign by the Board of Directors, shall enlist Members of the Board of Directors, Members of the Members Advisory Committee, officers, members and other volunteers to assist in the implementation of the membership campaign. The Membership, Outreach, and Advocacy Committee shall advocate on a City, state, and national level for public policy that will foster a healthy environment for the Corporation and other public access facilities nationwide.

  13. Programming and Policy Committee

  14. The Policy Committee shall develop, evaluate, and recommend the operating policies and procedures of the Corporation. The Policy Committee shall work with all Committees, which are considering matters that may affect the policies.

    The Programming and Policy Committee shall be responsible for ensuring that a wide variety of programming which addresses the interests and needs of Cambridge residents is available whether through the production or acquisition of such alternative programming.

    The Programming and Policy Committee shall review and evaluate the allocation of channel space and other programming space which the Corporation manages, operates, or otherwise aids in scheduling; shall, subject to the direction and approval of the Board of Directors, coordinate the operation of such space with the operator of the cable television system; shall annually recommend to the Board of Directors revisions to the long range plan of the Corporation; shall recommend to the Board of Directors a procedure for the development and evaluation of strategies to maximize the quantity and quality of original programming produced or fostered by the Corporation; shall review and recommend to the Board of Directors proposals for grant funding and shall monitor; and report regularly all programming and channel operation activities to the Board.

    The Programming and Policy Committee shall evaluate the use of the Corporation's access and community programming facilities and training and assistance made available to members of the community in order to encourage the use of said facilities.

    The Programming and Policy Committee shall handle all appeals regarding application of the policies, membership status, and any other grievances of the members.

    Except as necessary to comply with appropriate Federal Law and Regulation and to provide the community access time described in the preceding paragraph, the Corporation's regulations governing the availability of program time and the Corporation's equipment and facilities shall provide for non-discriminatory access and use; provided, however, that the regulations may restrict use of equipment and facilities to Members of the Corporation who are qualified to use them.

  15. Mass Communications Technology Committee

  16. The Mass Communications Technology Committee shall evaluate the use of the Corporation's access and community programming facilities and training and assistance made available to members of the community in order to encourage the use of said facilities. The Committee shall also be responsible for all capital expenditures. The Committee shall oversee matters regarding real estate and leases.

  17. Other Committees

  18. The Board of Directors may create such other committees and delegate such responsibilities to those committees as shall be considered desirable and permissible from time to time.