Council Proposes Constitution/Bylaws Amendments

The SAA Council is responsible for ensuring the efficient and responsible function of the Society’s governance infrastructure. The proposed amendments to the SAA constitution and bylaws seek to streamline governance processes without compromising the transparency of the organization or the role of the broader membership in decision making on issues of importance. On the issue of filling of Council vacancies, the proposed changes would provide the Council with guidance in filling mid-term vacancies and would facilitate continuity and experience of appointees by removing the stipulation that they must stand for an election. On the issue of timing of referendums, the proposed changes would eliminate the considerable expenditure of funds and staff time to conduct a fall referendum when the measure at hand is not a dues change or other time-sensitive matter.

Read the full briefing paper here

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