Elected Officers of the Unitarian Universalist Association
The elected officers of the Association are the President, Moderator, and Financial Advisor.
All officers are subject to the direction and control of the Board of Trustees. All appointed officers are appointed by the Board of Trustees and serve at its pleasure.
The Moderator serves as Chief Governance Officer of the Association, presiding at General Assemblies and at meetings of the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee. The Moderator also serves on the Finance Committee without vote, represents the Association on special occasions, and assists in promoting its welfare.
The Moderator is elected by the General Assembly, choosing from one or more candidates for Moderator nominated by the Board of Trustees or by petition of at least 25 certified member congregations. Currently the Moderator serves a four year term. Beginning in 2013, the Moderator serves a single six-year term.
The President is the chief executive officer of the Association, responsible for all operational aspects of the Association. The President is an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees without voting privileges, and is also a member, ex-officio, without vote, of all standing committees of the Association, except the Nominating Committee and the Board of Review, and of all standing committees of the Board except the Ministerial Fellowship Committee and the Religious Education Credentialing Committee.
Candidates for President are nominated by a Presidential Search Committee elected by the General Assembly, or by petition of at least 25 certified member congregations. The Presidential Search Committee nominates at least two candidates.
Currently, the President is elected for a four year term, and the current President is eligible to serve for a second term beginning in 2013. Beginning in 2017, the President will be elected by the General Assembly for a single six-year term.
The Financial Advisor advises the President and the Board of Trustees on financial policy and assists the Board in long range planning by reviewing the sources of funds, the application of funds designated for specific purposes, the balance between foreseeable income and proposed expenditures, and the overall financial welfare of the Association. As needed, the Financial Advisor reports to the President and the Board findings and recommendations respecting the current financial affairs of the Association and long range planning.
The Financial Advisor is a member of the Board of Trustees, Executive Committee of the Board, Finance Committee, Audit Committee, and Investment Committee.
The Financial Advisor is elected by the General Assembly for a four year term and may serve no more than two consecutive terms. Candidates for Financial Advisor are nominated by the Nominating Committee or by petition of at least 50 members of certified member congregations.
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Last updated on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.