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UUA Board of Trustees Group Photo Taken at GA 2015 in Portland, OR

UUA Board of Trustees at General Assembly 2015 in Portland, OR

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees conducts the affairs of the Association and carries out policies and directives, acting for the Association between General Assemblies. The Board is composed of the Moderator, who chairs the Board, the Financial Advisor, and ten trustees elected at large. The Youth Observer and the President of the Association are members of the Board without voting privileges. The Board meets at least quarterly, with additional conference call meetings during the course of the year.

The Board approves new congregations, Associate organizations, and Affiliate Member organizations; defines rules for Association membership, General Assembly (GA) procedures, ministerial and religious educator credentialing, and delegate accreditation; sets the business agenda for General Assemblies and schedules the time and location; proposes amendments to bylaws and rules; appoints members of Board Committees and Officers of the Association; nominates candidates for Moderator; adopts the annual budget; oversees investments; appoints study commissions as required by the Bylaws; creates policies to promote openness and transparency and to establish the boundaries and goals governing the work of the staff and committees; and assigns new congregations to Districts.

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Highlights from the October 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting

October 15-17, 2015


Each year in October the UUA Board sets aside time to take for team building and for taking a deep dive into an aspect of our work we wish to strengthen. This year we welcomed Jacqui Lewis and John Janke from the Middle Project in New York who led us into a heartfelt and promising conversation about our commitment to Black Lives Matter.

Our other major focus was a presentation on the financial structure of the UUA and the Trustee’s monitoring obligations offered by UUA Financial Advisor, Larry Ladd. The Board takes its own continuing education seriously. 

(Read the full board report.)

Highlights from the June 2015 Board of Trustees Meetings

June 23 and 24, 2015

  • The Board takes its stewardship duties seriously. The Administration is re-imagining the Annual Program Fund and asked for the Board to join them in that effort. The October Board meeting will include a conversation linking fundraising for general operations with our understandings of covenant.
  • The Board will continue discussing in October whether to phase out the use of unrestricted bequest income in the operating budget. The Board will consider then, in more detail, the fiscal impact of such a phase-out....

(Read the full board report.)

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