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CONSTITUTION OF THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST VIRGINIA

ARTICLE I

NAME. The name of this organization shall be the County Commissioners’ Association of West Virginia.

ARTICLE II

PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE. The general nature of the purpose and objective of this association shall be the promotion and advancement of the general and economical administration of County Government; and to accomplish such objectives as an independent organization and/or by affiliation or cooperation with other official state or national organizations having similar purposes and objectives; to do all things necessary and proper to accomplish its purposes and objectives.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP. The membership shall be classified into three groups, Active (who must be County Commissioners), Honorary, and Sustaining. The privileges, duties and responsibilities of such classes of membership shall be defined by the By-Laws. Only active members, in good standing shall be qualified to hold office or vote and voting by proxy is prohibited, except that the Executive Director of the county Commissioners’ Association of West Virginia may serve as the Secretary-treasurer, but without voting privileges.

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

Section 1. The officers of this organization shall consist of a President, Vice-President, and such other officers as the By-Laws may provide from time to time.

Section 2. The Board of Directors shall consist of the officers of this Association and five members from each of the three Congressional Districts as delineated and established by law with the exception of Mason and Putnam which are part of the second district and are hereby made a part of the third district for purposes of establishing an equal number of counties within the third district for the specific purpose of the election of Board members only.

Section 3. The immediate past President of this Association shall be an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE V

MEETINGS. There shall be an annual meeting of the Association to be held as provided in the By-Laws. Special call meetings may be held from time to time as may be provided in the By-Laws.

ARTICLE VI

METHOD OF ELECTIONS. The Directors from each of the three Congressional Districts as set forth under article IV, Section 2 shall be nominated by active members of the Association from such respective districts and shall be confirmed by the membership at the annual meeting.

The membership shall elect at the West Virginia Association of County Officials meeting one Vice-President and four Directors to serve on the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Association of County Officials. The Vice-President and Directors shall be nominated and elected at said annual meeting of the Association by such method as may be provided in the By-Laws.

The President and Vice-President shall be nominated and elected at the annual meeting of the Association by such method as may be provided in the By-Laws, providing however that the privilege of nominations for President and Vice-President from the floor of the annual meeting shall always be open.

Any active member of the Association in good standing shall be eligible for election as President or Vice-President. The election of officers and directors shall be the last order of business on the second day of the annual meeting. Officials elected shall assume their position upon adjournment of the annual meeting. The By-Laws shall provide the times and methods of nominations and elections to fill vacancies.

ARTICLE VII

DUES. The membership dues of this Association shall be determined by the By-Laws.

ARTICLE VIII

AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS. Amendments to the Constitution of this Association may be proposed by the board of Directors and approved by a two-thirds vote of the active membership in attendance at the annual meeting. The Constitution may be altered or amended only at the annual meeting and only after written notice of such proposed amendment or alteration is promulgated by the Board of Directors and forwarded by the Executive Director to the membership at least thirty (30) days prior to such annual meeting. Amendments or alterations in the Constitution may also be proposed by an active member of the Association upon filing of a written request containing such proposed amendment with the Executive Director at least sixty (60) days prior to the annual meeting.

ARTICLE IX

AMENDMENTS TO BY-LAWS. The manner and method of amending the By-Laws of this Association shall be set forth in the By-Laws.

REVISED: July 7, 1975
REVISED: June 14, 1976
REVISED: July 30, 1991
REVISED: August 7, 1995

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