a) Individuals or groups who wish to address the Board shall contact the Secretary of the Board through the Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees (firstname.lastname@example.org), to be placed on the agenda.
b) If the Board has assigned tasks to a statutory or ad hoc committee, it is expected that delegations relating to those matters will make their presentation to the respective committee. Delegations to the Board will only be received after the committee has presented its report to the Board.
c) Individuals or groups wishing to address the Board on any particular matter will be heard at meetings of the Committee of the Whole whenever possible.
d) In order that all employees can carry out their duties with dignity and assurance, any delegation which includes statements questioning the personal integrity or professional competence of Board employees shall be treated as a personnel matter to be considered in camera.
e) At every meeting of the Board or any of its committees, the secretary will advise the chair as to whether there are any delegations or individuals present who wish to speak.
a) Delegations wishing to speak to the Board are required to submit their presentation by Thursday, 12:00 noon of the week preceding the meeting of the Board. The presentation shall be in writing and include the name of the spokesperson.
b) The Board, at its discretion, may hear delegations with less than the required notice if written submissions are available to trustees by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting.
When an individual or a group appears before the Board, the following procedures shall apply:
a) The spokesperson for the delegation shall present its cause.
b) The time allowed for presentations will not exceed ten (10) minutes, except at the discretion of the Board/Committee.
c) The spokesperson shall confine his/her remarks to the subject matter of the presentation.
d) The Trustees, through the Chair, may ask the spokesperson questions in order to clarify certain points.
e) The delegation shall be thanked for coming to the meeting and invited to stay for the remainder of the evening.
f) The Committee shall carry on with its regular order of business.
g) Committee discussions, as a result of the delegation’s presentation, shall take place later on in the agenda, or at a future meeting, if directed by the Board.
h) Individuals or groups shall not be permitted to take part, in any way, during committee discussions concerning any particular presentation.
All individuals or groups shall be made fully aware by the Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees, of the proper procedure to be followed when appearing before the Committee of the Whole Board or the Board.
Email delegation presentations to Lisa Howells, Executive Assistant to the Board, at email@example.com.