Board of Directors
"Central Services" is the internal reference for all members who serve in some leadership or official function at HacDC.
|The Will of the Membership (Directly Elected Positions)|
|The Board of Directors|
|The Ministers||At Large Director Foo||At Large Director Bar|
|The Coordinator in Chief||The Minister of Information||Keeper of the MIBS||The Minister of Finance|
|Central Services (i.e. HacDC Organizational Administration)|
|Coordinator in Chief||Minister of Information||Keeper of the MIBS||Minister of Finance|
Appointed by the Coordinator in Chief:
Appointed by the Minister of Information:
Appointed by the Keeper of the MIBS:
Appointed by the Minister of Finance:
Note: These are presently all proposed positions and are, if the draft policy below is adopted, subject to discretion of the relevant minister as well as full-member review. (Review means the membership can change it if they don't like it, but they don't have to approve it in advance)
The Board of Directors (Set by Bylaws)
The Board of Directors, per our Bylaws consists of the Ministers and two At-Large Directors. The Board of Directors at HacDC is largely ceremonial. Members generally directly decide on all issues before HacDC. Only certain minutae and other actions required by law are carried out by the Board of Directors.
Despite direct membership control wherever possible, the Board of Directors remains primarily responsible for the affairs of HacDC under District of Columbia Corporate Law.
Most corporate law refers to "officers". The Ministers are our Corporate Officers and serve in the following roles:
- Coordinator in Chief = President and Chairman of the Board of Directors
- Minister of Information = Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors (and Chief Information Officer)
- Keeper of the MIBS = Secretary
- Minister of Finance = Treasurer
At Large Directors
The At Large Directors are the membership's direct representation on the Board of Directors. At Large Directors should be regular members who are not involved with the day-to-day running of HacDC. They are there to offer advice and perspective to the Ministers and act as a form of internal control.
Note: This is the primary concept up for approval on June 17
Approving this policy will:
- Force the ministers to appoint assistants (i.e. Ad-Hoc Ministers, Shadow Ministers, etc.)
- Force the ministers to teach and share duties with these appointed assistants
- Allow the ministers to delegate control and allow relevant access, when necessary, so these members may fulfill their appointed roles.
- Allow the ministers discretion to create or eliminate positions, though each minister must have at least one assistant who is fully capable of assuming their job if necessary.
- Allow the membership to revoke or reinstate a position or member to a position by majority vote.
The reasoning for ensuring that ministers appoint shadows is threefold:
- Each minister has (at least one) designated backup
- Provides continuity of operations and preservation of institutional knowledge
- Helps membership elect new ministers based on merit and performance