CONSTITUTION OF THE COAST DISTRICT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
(revised March 8th, 2005)
Article I - Name
The name of this organization shall be the Coast District Management Association.
Article II - Purpose
The purpose of this organization shall be to:
Promote the professional welfare of the membership and provide a vehicle for consultation with the
District Governing Board on significant issues and promote the welfare of the district.
Article III - Membership
Membership in the Association shall be available to all Coast Community College District managers. Membership shall be established and maintained by payment of annual dues.
Membership in the Association shall be available at no cost to all retired managers. Retirees shall be non-voting members and shall not serve as officers of the Association.
Article IV - Dues
The executive board is authorized to collect dues to pursue the purpose of the Association.
The amount of the dues shall be determined by the Executive Board and ratified by vote of the membership.
Article V - Executive Board
Section 1 - Officers
Officers of this organization shall be: president, past president, vice president elect, secretary, and treasurer and shall be elected by the membership at large annually except the presidency shall be assumed by the immediate past vice president/president elect on August 1.
Section 2 - Elected Unit Representatives
The elected unit representatives shall be: two from each college in the district, and two from the District Office including Data Services. They shall be elected by their respective constituencies for a two year term.
Section 3 - Additional Representatives
The additional representatives shall be: a management member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet appointed by the Chancellor and the immediate past president of the Association.
Officers and representatives must be members of the Association at the time of their election or appointment.
Members of the Executive Board shall assume office on August first (1).
The Executive Board shall be vested with full authority and responsibility for the executive and business administration of all Association affairs.
Section 7 - Meetings of the Executive Board
The Executive Board shall hold such meetings as the president deems necessary. Fifty percent (50%) of the active Executive Board shall constitute a quorum necessary to conduct official business.
The Executive Board shall have authority to cooperate with other organizations in promoting the interests and purpose of the Association.
The Executive Board may establish such committees as it deems necessary to accomplish the purpose of the Association.
Article VI - Meetings
The time and place of Association meetings shall be determined by the Executive Board.
A general meeting of the Association shall be called by the president within thirty (30) days of receipt of a petition signed by at least ten (10) percent of the membership.
Article VII - Elections
Elections shall be conducted by May 1st of each year. The candidate receiving the most votes shall be elected. In the event of a tie for the highest number of votes, there shall be a run-off election between those candidates receiving the highest number of votes.
Article VIII - Amendment
Any part of this Constitution may be amended or repealed by a two-thirds majority of those voting in a general election.