CDMA Constitution

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

Section 1
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.

Section 2
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

Section 1
The executive board is authorized to collect dues to pursue the purpose of the Association.

Section 2
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.

Section 4
Officers and representatives must be members of the Association at the time of their election or appointment.

Section 5
Members of the Executive Board shall assume office on August first (1).

Section 6
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.

Section 8
The Executive Board shall have authority to cooperate with other organizations in promoting the interests and purpose of the Association.

Section 9
The Executive Board may establish such committees as it deems necessary to accomplish the purpose of the Association.

Article VI - Meetings

Section 1
The time and place of Association meetings shall be determined by the Executive Board.

Section 2
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.