The North Sound ACH is governed by a Board of Directors, which has key committees open to non-Board members.
Depending on the Committee, members should expect to spend between 5 to 8 hours per month on committee work. The three board committees currently accepting interest from community members are Finance, Governance, and the Regional Voices Council.
The Finance Committee’s primary tasks are to:
- Review budgets
- Report to the board any financial irregularities, concerns, opportunities
- Recommend financial guidelines to the board (such as establishing a reserve fund or obtain a line of credit for a specified amount)
- Work with staff to design financial reports and ensure that reports are accurate and timely
- Oversee short and long-term investments
- Recommend selection of the auditor and work with the auditor
- Provides recommendations on fiscal policies
The Governance Committee’s primary tasks are to:
- Recommend revisions to the Board’s governance and policy documents
- Recommend revisions to the organization’s bylaws
- Recommend refinement to board and committee structure
- Recommend board training and consultation needs
- Define priorities for board recruitment
- Meet with prospective board members and recommend candidates to the board
- Conduct orientation sessions for new board members and organize training sessions for the entire board
The Regional Voices Council’s primary tasks are to:
- Bring forward the perspective and insights from community members across the region, especially those impacted by disparities.
- Helps design effective community engagement strategies and materials.
- Recommend approaches to gaining community perspectives.
- Provides feedback on project ideas and plans; recommend priority focus areas for future initiatives.
- Report to the Board on community needs, assessments and engagement opportunities.
- Share information about the North Sound ACH with their communities.
The North Sound ACH Regional Voices Council is made up of community members and representatives of community-based organizations who inform the ACH about the needs, strengths, and challenges that residents face each day in trying to move toward better health.
If you are interested in any of the Board committees listed above please contact Tiffany Edlin. She can describe the process and any necessary next steps.