Article XIII: Officers

  1. The officers of the Corporation shall be President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
  1. Officers shall be elected by a majority vote of the Board of Directors at the annual Board meeting and shall serve for a term of two years.
  1. Officers shall be selected from current members of the Board of Directors.
  1. The officers shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

a.President. The President, by virtue of the office, shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and the Chairperson of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.

(i)      The President shall appoint all Committee Chairs.

(ii)     The President shall be responsible for the general supervision and control of the affairs of the Corporation and shall see to it that all policies, resolutions and other directives of the Board of Directors are carried out.  The President shall make recommendations to the Board for the programs and activities of the Corporation and shall make an annual written report to the Board after the end of each fiscal year.  The President shall make such other reports as the Board may request.  The President shall perform such duties for the Board and its committees as the Board may direct.

(iii)    The President shall have such powers and perform such other duties as the Board may direct or as are reasonably incidental to such office, which may include:

Developing public policy issues relating to medication assisted treatment.

Assisting in the public relations of the Association.

Assisting in the development of annual conference events.

Prime signatory on all contracts and agreements approved by the Board.

b. First Vice President. The First Vice President shall have such powers and duties as the Board of Directors may direct or as are reasonably incidental to such office.  The First Vice President shall, in the absence or disability of the President, exercise the powers and perform the duties of the President.

c. Second Vice President. The Second Vice President shall have such powers and duties as the Board of Directors may direct or as are reasonably incidental to such office.  The Second Vice President shall, in the absence or disability of both the President and the First Vice President, exercise and perform the duties of the President.

d. Secretary. The Secretary shall keep or cause to be kept the minutes and records of the Corporation in appropriate books, and shall:

(i)      File any certificate required by any statute, federal and state.

(ii)     Give and serve all notices to members of the Corporation.

(iii)    Be the official custodian of the records and seal of the Corporation.

(iv)    Present to the membership at any meetings any communication addressed to the Secretary of the Corporation.

(v)     Submit to the Board of Directors any communications which shall be addressed to him/her as Secretary of the Corporation.

(vi)    Attend to all correspondence of the Corporation, and shall exercise all duties incident to the office of Secretary.

e. Treasurer. The Treasurer shall:

(i)      Ensure a sound system of fiscal accounting and reporting is utilized ensuring accurate financial records and effective fiscal management policy.

(ii)     At the request of the Board of Directors, shall cause a report to be made on the finances of the Corporation by an independent certified public accountant annually, and such report shall be entered in the minutes of the Board of Directors of such meeting.

(iii)    The Treasurer will co-sign all checks in excess of $10,000.00 or more.

  1. Any officer elected or appointed by the Board of Directors may be removed by the Board with or without cause. In the event of the death, resignation or removal of an officer, the Board in its discretion may elect or appoint a successor to fill the unexpired term.
  1. The Board of Directors may in its discretion give the power to sign checks in the name of and on behalf of the Corporation to any officer either alone or in combination provided that bonding or other insurance against losses or liability to the Corporation may be required on such person with the Corporation paying the cost of such bonding or insurance.
  1. The Board of Directors may, in its discretion, give the power to negotiate, execute, and sign in the name of and on behalf of the Corporation any agreement, contract lease or instrument to any officer, either alone or in combination provided that such agreement, contract lease or instrument shall have been approved by the Board of Directors.
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