IV. Elections, Powers, and Duties of the Chair, Vice-Chair, and Chair Pro-Tempore
Rule 7. Annual Selection of Chair and Vice Chair
At its first regular meeting, after January 1 of each year, the Board shall nominate and elect from its membership a Chair, Vice Chair, and a Chair Pro-Tempore. The Chair shall call the meeting to order and the first order of business shall be the election of officers for the ensuing calendar year. The Chair, Vice Chair, and Chair Pro-Tempore shall serve until the election of their successors.
Rule 8. Powers of Chair, Vice-Chair, and Chair Pro-Tempore
The Chair shall serve as presiding officer of the Board, rule on questions of procedure, appoint members to committees and special assignments, and execute official Board records and documents presented by the County Administrator/Clerk. In the absence or unavailability of the Chair, the Vice-Chair shall call the meeting to order and serve as presiding officer. The Vice-Chair shall have and exercise all powers and duties of the Chair for meetings over which he or she is called to preside and at ceremonial and official functions, which the Chair cannot attend.
If both the Chair and the Vice-Chair are absent or unable to participate, the Chair Pro-Tempore shall call the meeting to order, serve as the presiding officer, and shall have and exercise all power and duties of the Chair for the meeting over which he or she is called to preside and at ceremonial and official functions, which the Chair or Vice Chair cannot attend.