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Eleanor Evans to Present Governance: ABCs of CAA Bylaws at 2021 CAPLAW Virtual Training Conference

6/29/2021

Eleanor Evans will present "Governance: ABCs of CAA Bylaws" at the 2021 CAPLAW Virtual Training Conference on June 29, 2021.

Clear, authoritative, and up-to-date bylaws are a cornerstone of good governance. The CSBG Organizational Standards emphasize the importance of bylaws and the integral role that an attorney plays in ensuring that the bylaws of a Community Action Agency (CAA) are up to par. In this session, we will discuss the laws specifically applicable to a CAA’s bylaws and what provisions the bylaws must contain to ensure compliance with key requirements of those laws. Differences in requirements and recommendations for public versus private non-profit CAAs will be noted. We will discuss how to comply with CSBG and Head Start board composition and selection requirements and answer questions such as: How do a CAA’s bylaws relate to its articles of incorporation, board resolutions and organization-wide policies? What provisions should (and shouldn’t) be included in CAA bylaws? How should CAA bylaws address issues such as board size, terms and term limits, and meeting procedures (especially where it is difficult for the board to meet in person)?

Learn More: 2021 CAPLAW Virtual Training Conference

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