At the ACMA Annual Business Meeting, held on February 2, the ACMA Membership voted to approve several changes to the ACMA bylaws. The changes are outlined below:
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Section 2.1 & D - Strikes language that states full members are entitled to hold office and section D relating to an officer's membership status. The amendments
will allow of members on the board to continue to serve if they have changed jobs/positions, retire, resign, etc. if they change jobs they must still be employed by an
Arizona city, town, county, tribe, council of governments, state government or other political subdivision. If any of these instances occur, each continue to serve request
of that board member will render an approval or denial decision at the discretion of the ACMA Board of Directors. Further details under section 3.3.
Board of Directors
Section 3.1 - The amended language gives direction to the ACMA Board of Directors stating that they shall strive to maintain balance on the board.
Section 3.3 - The amendments add clarification to section 2.1, 2.1D and 3.1. For a board member that no longer remains in the same membership or is no longer
employed by an Arizona city, town, county, tribe, council of governments, state government or other political subdivision but wishes to continue to serve will be
determined by the ACMA Board of Directors. The language allows the Board of Directors to make a decision on the request to continue to serve.
Section 4, add section 4.1 - In 2014 an ad-hoc Ethics Committee was formed to review the ACMA ethics procedures and provide recommendations to the board for
consideration. One change was to make the Committee on Professional Conduct (CPC) a formal committee with rotating seats. If approved members will receive a call for
volunteers. The board will approve and appoint all members to the CPC.
The CPC is responsible for assisting the Board in implementing the Code of Ethics and Rules of Procedure. In tandem with the President and Board of Directors the
CPC is responsible for publicizing and promoting the Code of Ethics with the membership, elected officials, and the general public. The CPC is also responsible for
conducting investigations and preparing written findings of fact, which are sent to the President and the respondent. The CPC may recommend that disciplinary action
be considered but it may not recommend a specific sanction.
Nominations and Elections
Section 5.2 - Amendments to this section add clarifying language in line with the changes to Section 3.1. The language provides further direction to the ACMA
Board of Directors that they shall strive to maintain at least five city or county managers of the ACMA Board of Directors when they are reviewing new board member