Formation and Laying Down

Committees are formed by either council at its discretion. When formed, the council enumerates the goals of the committee so its progress can be measured. Periodically, the councils will review the committees under their care to support them and to determine whether the goals of their work are being met and continue to be relevant.

Committee members are appointed by the councils, which may request help from Nominating Council in making these appointments if desired. A committee can be comprised of council members and anyone else the council appoints. It is expected that one council member will serve on each committee. Councils will appoint people who have the skills, experience, and/or gifts to do the work of the committee. Councils are encouraged to choose individuals who will approach the task with a diverse set of views and be sensitive to maintaining the yearly meeting as a safe place for all. They are particularly encouraged to choose from under-represented portions of our community with respect to geography, age and race. Terms for committee members are 1 year with a maximum of 6 cycles allowed (for a total of 6 years).

Periodically the councils will review the committees under their care to determine whether the goals of that work are being met and continue to be necessary.