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 Observers 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 throughout 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.
- Covenant of the UUA Board of Trustees (PDF, 1 page)
Packets, Minutes, and Reports
- Board meeting packets, minutes, and reports are organized chronologically.
News and Announcements
Board Appoints Co-Moderators
The Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Co-Moderators following the passing of our beloved Moderator Jim Key in June. We are delighted that Mr. Barb Greve and Elandria Williams have agreed to serve as Co-Moderators until a special election for Moderator can be held at the 2018 General Assembly. The Board intends that the new Co-Moderators shall function with the co-equal authority and duties of the Moderator position. (Read the full announcement.)
Nominations Needed for Acting Moderator of the Board of Trustees
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees is seeking nominations for an Acting Moderator to serve our Association. The Acting Moderator will be appointed through General Assembly (GA) 2018, where there will be an election to serve out the remainder of the Moderator term which ends at the conclusion of GA 2019. The Board hopes to appoint someone who will also agree to run for election to the 1-year term at GA 2018, thereby serving a term of just under two years as Acting Moderator. (Read the full announcement and nominate someone for Acting Moderator!)
Memorial Service Announced for Moderator Jim Key at General Assembly 2017
Board of Trustees Remembers Jim Key
Our beloved friend and colleague, Jim Key, died on the morning of June 2, 2017. We knew he was very ill, but his death took our breath away. How could one so full of life, so utterly engaged, so profoundly devoted to our faith be taken from us? Jim was indefatigable. He brought more energy and passion to the work of the Board than the rest of us combined. (Read the full remembrance.)