The key reason for a countywide literacy coalition is to bring the community together to address an issue so large that no one organization can solve it alone – the scale is too great to address without a shared commitment and community will for change. The literacy needs in Madison County are greater than the capacity of current service providers to address and therefore community leaders willing to take on the issue must support implementation of the community’s literacy plan and governance process.
The Managing Partners receive no compensation other than reasonable expense
A role of the Managing Partners is to inspire the community to take action. The Managing Partners have the civic influence and the power to make change. They have a vision for how change will happen and can capitalize on local strengths and existing partnerships. A Managing Partner brings:
High level strategic vision
Networks of influence
Ability to broker partnerships
Commitment of time to attend regularly scheduled meetings.
Participation in meetings.
Demonstration of ownership of the literacy plan by signing the MOU Memorandum of Understanding of Support
The Managing Partners agree to strive for inclusive representation of the county. This goal includes diversity in partnership roles, geography, gender, age, race, etc. that is reflective of the county as a whole. Efforts will be made to ensure sector representation as vacancies on the Managing Partners occur.
The Managing Partners will strive to include all coalition partner types such as government, education, business, community-based literacy providers, social services, faith-based, civic organizations, adult learners, and other coalitions.
Election procedures: The Managing Partners Executive Governance Team shall be responsible for nominate prospective Managing Partners representing the Coalition’s diverse constituency. In addition, any Managing Partner of the LCMC NY can nominate a candidate.
Managing Partners will be elected by a simple majority of Managing Partners present at the annual meeting in August
Every other month there will be a meeting of ALL the Managing Partners.
Every other month–on the months that the full Managing Partners DO NOT meet, the Executive Governance Committee will meet.
The Executive Governance Committee consists of (1) the Fiscal Sponsor, (2) the chief Funder(s), (3) the Managing Partners Chair, and (4) the Executive Director (ex officio).
The annual organizational meeting will be held in August each year. The organization’s fiscal year will be July 1 to June 30.
Managing Partners will commit to 1-year terms.
Managing Partners may renew annually upon a majority vote by the Managing Partners. MPs can serve consecutive terms. There are no term limits.
The Managing Partners will strive to maintain a committee size of 9 to 15 partners. The Committee Chair can name interim committee members to fill vacant seats, as needed, until full committee vote at the annual organizational meeting.
A majority is required to approve an action of the committee. Majority is defined as more than fifty percent of current board members registering a vote. Members do not need to be present to vote. Votes may be submitted by phone or electronically to the Board Chair or designated party.
There shall be four officers of the Managing Partners:
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