I. Name

United Way of Licking County Community Partners Council (CPC)

II. Purpose

As United Way of Licking County community partners, to encourage

collaboration, communication and shared resources that strengthen Licking

County, and to provide opportunities for professional development and mentorship.

III. Membership

All agencies and organizations funded by United Way of Licking County will automatically be members of the CPC. Other non-funded community partners will also be considered for membership (e.g., law enforcement, Mental Health and Recovery Board). Membership of the CPC will be determined annually as of June 30. All interested community partners wishing to be a Member will complete an application by June 30. Acceptance of Member applications will be voted on and approved by a simple majority vote of the Membership.


IV. Officers

There are no officers or dues; however, one representative of a member organization will be elected by the Membership to serve as Chair.

V. Duties of Chair

A Chair will be elected to a one-year term, commencing July 1. This individual will be the CPC representative to the United Way board. A Chair will not serve more than three consecutive terms.

The Chair, or Chair’s designee, will preside at all regular and special meetings of the CPC. The Chair will be responsible for the prompt and impartial dispatch of matters presented for CPC consideration and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by action of the CPC. The Chair may appoint members of the CPC to committees and assign the committee chair.

VI. Committees

The Chair may appoint ad hoc committees as needed.

VII. Meetings

CPC will hold quarterly meetings, with dates and purpose as determined by the Membership. Staff members from community partners may attend meetings if information discussed would be beneficial to staff.

Special meetings may be called, as determined by the Chair or Membership.

VIII. Voting

Passage of a motion requires a simple majority (i.e., one more than half the Members present) as long as there are a minimum of five Members present. Each Member organization will have one vote.

IX. Conflict of Interest

Any Member who has a financial, personal, or official interest in or conflict (or appearance of a conflict) with any matter pending before the membership or a committee, will voluntarily excuse him/herself.

X. Policies

All discussions will be cordial and in a spirit of collaboration.

XI. Amendments

These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the Members present (minimum of seven Members required to be present) at a regularly scheduled meeting, provided that a copy of the proposed amendment(s) is/are sent to each Member at least seven calendar days prior to said meeting.

XII. Nondiscrimination

The CPC prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, gender, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, limited English proficiency, and political affiliation.

XIII. Parliamentary Authority

In the absence of specific rules, “Robert’s Rules of Order Revised” shall govern all meetings of the CPC and its committees.

XIV. Budget

All funds remaining in the Agency Executive Council checking account as of December 31, 2016 will be placed in the custody of United Way of Licking County and made a line item in the UWLC annual budget and earmarked solely for CPC purposes.

Approved at Agency Executive Council meeting 1/4/17