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Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association

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. Check Announcements below for information about upcoming conference call meetings.

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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UUA Board Report for June 2014

The Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) met in good spirits in Providence June 24-25, 2014, expressing continued gratitude for the improved dynamic of a smaller board (now one year old), and satisfaction with the progress made on a number of ongoing projects. (Read full Board Report.)

Gathering for Purpose—Transforming General Assembly: UUA Board of Trustees Seeks Feedback on Draft Values & Principles

At General Assembly (GA) 2014, the Board of Trustees presented a GA Talk session to bring the attendees up-to-date on the Board's work to transform the various ways we gather to do the work of our Association. (Learn more and join the conversation.)

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Last updated on Friday, September 19, 2014.

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Rev. Susan Ritchie. Opening Vespers from the UUA Board of Trustees Meeting; October 2010 in Boston.

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