Board Governance Committee

Board Governance Committee

Description

The Board Governance Committee, established by the Reston Association Board of Directors in 2015, is comprised of sitting board members and exists to support the board in high-level operations such as strategic planning and board conduct.

Responsibilities

Strategic Planning
  • In coordination with the CEO, leads the board in recommending a process for developing the organizations’ multi-year strategic plan.
  • Monitors and reports back to the board on the implementation of the association’s multi-year strategic plan.
  • Assist the board in periodically updating and clarifying primary areas of focus for the board – the board’s agenda for the next 1-2 years based on the strategic plan.
Board Leadership  
  • Work with each director to identify the board tasks and projects he or she might assume.
Board Knowledge 
  • Design a process to orient new directors.
  • Design and implement an ongoing program of board information and education.
Board Role & Effectiveness 
  • Lead the board in regularly reviewing and updating the board’s statement of its role and areas of responsibility, and the expectations of individual members.
  • Lead the periodic assessment of the board’s performance, effectiveness, and on-going measures of performance.
Board Conduct 
  • Recommends to the Board of Directors a proposed Board Code of Conduct Policy, and periodically reviews, and provides recommended revisions to the Board Code of Conduct Policy.
  • Regularly reviews the board’s practices regarding director communications, conflict of interest, confidentiality, etc., and suggest to the Board of Directors improvements as needed.
  • Receives formal complaints, investigates, and provides recommendations, including sanctions, to the Board of Directors regarding individual director conduct.
Committee Structure 
  • In accordance with the Section IX.2 of the Amended Bylaws, annually review the existing board and advisory committees to determine whether to recommend to the full-board termination, continuation, or the addition of new committees.
CEO Evaluation & Corporate Operations 
  • Annually, conduct the CEO evaluation and recommend appropriate action related to the evaluation to the full Board of Directors.
  • As needed, review contractual, legal and or operational issues with the CEO.

Composition

The Board Governance Committee is comprised of the RA vice president, secretary, two other board directors, and, as a non-voting member, the chief executive officer.

Meetings

The Board Governance Committee normally meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month in the conference center at Reston Association headquarters.