BOARD APPLICATIONS

DO YOU BELIEVE IN THIS MISSION?

CMHACY advances the social, emotional, and behavioral wellbeing of children and families and promotes inclusion, racial equity, and social justice for all through convening, education, and advocacy.

If so, we hope that you will consider serving as a board member for CMHACY!

If you are interested in serving on the board of the
California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth, please complete the online board application

There will be a straw poll conducted during the conference. Members of the CMHACY Board and Friends will conduct virtual interviews and make the final selections in the weeks following the conference.


TO BE INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE STRAW POLL, APPLICATIONS ARE DUE: TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2022

Notifications & selections will be made by August 2022. 

At the annual meeting of CMHACY in May of 2018, a decision was made to merge the CMHACY organization with a recently formed non-profit affiliate of CMHACY, created for the purpose of being able to collect tax-deductible donations. At this same meeting, the “membership” designation of CMHACY was also determined to be less effective when managing the efforts of the merged corporations. To ensure an open and transparent process of electing Directors of the CMHACY Board, the CMHACY Bylaws were rewritten to describe the protocols to be followed on an annual basis.

Below presents more detailed information for persons who are interested in serving CMHACY as either a Director or a Friend of the Board.

WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR A DIRECTOR OF THE BOARD OF CMHACY?

To be eligible to serve on the Board of Directors, an individual must have attended at least one CMHACY conference, be a “stakeholder” in the public mental health system in California, and be at least 18 years of age.

WHAT ARE THE DUTIES OF A DIRECTOR OF THE BOARD?

As outlined within the CMHACY Bylaws, a Director shall perform the duties in accordance with the law and in good faith, in a manner that the Director believes to be in the best interest of the Corporation. Specifically, the duties include:

  1. Establish and reaffirm the mission, purpose and scope of the corporation;
  2. Establish policies, guidelines, and objectives for the corporation;
  3. Perform any and all duties imposed on them collectively or individually by law, by the Articles of Incorporation of this Corporation, or by these Bylaws;
  4. Appoint and remove, employ and discharge, and, except as otherwise provided in these Bylaws, prescribe the duties and fix the compensation, if any, of all officers, agents and employees of the Corporation;
  5. Adopt, review, and approve annual budgets, operating budgets and govern financial affairs in a responsible and financially sound basis in accordance with law and established policies;
  6. Establish and appoint such committees, subcommittees and/or affiliated entities, as permitted by law and as the Board deems necessary. Prescribe powers, duties, and charters for those committees, subcommittees, and/or affiliated entities, in accordance with established policies and the laws of the State of California;
  7. Select, appoint, and remove officers of the Corporation as prescribed by law and established policies;
  8. Supervise all officers, agents and employees of the Corporation to assure that their duties are performed properly. Establish goals and objectives for the paid administrator hired or contracted by the Board and periodically evaluate his/her performance;
  9. Exercise any or all powers accorded to the Corporation under law including, without limitation, Section 5140 of the California Corporations Code;
  10. Participate in planning and working at the annual CMHACY conference.
  11. Meet at such times and places as required by the Bylaws; and
  12. Register their addresses with the Secretary of the Corporation. Notices of meetings mailed or electronically sent to them at such addresses shall be valid notices thereof.

WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR A DIRECTOR OF THE BOARD OF CMHACY?

To be eligible to serve on the Board of Directors, an individual must have attended at least one CMHACY conference, be a “stakeholder” in the public mental health system in California, and be at least 18 years of age.

HOW MANY DIRECTORS OF THE CMHACY BOARD ARE REQUIRED?

The CMHACY Bylaws specify the number of Directors to be not less than 5 and not more than 15. At least two Board slots shall be reserved for nominees from Parent and Caregiver stakeholders, and at least two Board slots shall be reserved for nominees from Youth stakeholders.

HOW LONG ARE THE TERMS OF OFFICE?

The term of office for each Director shall be three years. Directors may hold the position for up to three consecutive terms for a total of 9 years. After 9 years of service, Directors must take off one year and can then be considered again for another term. During the one-year absence, the Director may serve as a Friend if appointed by the President.

IS THERE ANY COMPENSATION FOR SERVING AS A DIRECTOR?

Directors shall serve without compensation except that they may be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as Board members.

HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED HELP?

Please contact Cecily Hendricks, 2021 CMHACY Conference Coordinator at Info@CMHACY.org or (831) 200-3679.