Board Member Responsibilities

Statement of Individual Responsibilities

The AWRA Board of Directors serves as policymakers for the association. Obligations of board service are considerable and extend well beyond the basic expectations of attending meetings. The following is a statement of the individual board member responsibilities:

Each member of the AWRA Board of Directors is charged to serve in the best interest of the entire AWRA membership; to serve as a leader in motivating support for the organization; and to be objective in reviewing policies and procedures focusing on the vision and mission of the organization.

An AWRA Board Member must know the organization's mission, purpose and goals, and provide leadership and stewardship to keep the organization in fiduciary and legal compliance with today's standards.

The Director needs to understand current issues, problems and complexities, and the needs of the membership. The Board of Directors is dedicated to ensuring the stability and the advancement of the profession.

  • Know the vision, mission, and objectives of AWRA.
  • Attend all regular and special board meetings.
  • Understand the financial aspects of the association and exercise prudence.
  • Understand the role of the Chief Staff Executive in the management of the Association.
  • Support and defend all policies and programs adopted by the AWRA Board of Directors.
  • Assume committee liaison responsibilities, attend meetings and demonstrate Director involvement.
  • Attend and participate in AWRA programs.
  • Recruit AWRA members and new board members.
  • Identify and encourage emerging leaders.
  • Use individual resources and expertise to aid goals of AWRA.
  • Serve as informed spokesperson when asked.
  • Comply with AWRA governance standards.
  • Participate in State Section/Student Chapter activities


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