Bylaws
ARTICLE II OFFICERS OF THE BOARD > SECTION 2.3. DUTIES OF THE CHAIRPERSON. :
SECTION 2.3. DUTIES OF THE CHAIRPERSON.
a. The chairperson shall preside at all meetings of the board, shall be a member ex officio of all committees, and shall be entitled to vote at all meetings of the board and of all its committees. Unless otherwise provided herein or otherwise determined by the board, the chairperson shall name the members and designate the chairperson of all standing and special committees. The chairperson is hereby empowered to execute all documents, receipts, releases, or other instruments requiring the signature of an authorized representative of the board.
b. By virtue of his/her office, the chairperson is the spokesperson through whom the board announces and publicizes board actions or decisions primarily within the board's statutory fields of governance and policy-making; and within those fields he/she has the principal (but not exclusive) responsibility for board communications and board dealings with the mayor of the city, the governor of the state, the executive department of the United States, legislators, and governmental departments of the city, state, and nation.
c. In his/her capacity as chairperson he/she will receive and may answer communications addressed to the board or to himself/herself in his/her official capacity.
d. Where a board committee has in hand matters connected with a governmental department, the committee's chairperson may, for the purposes of the committee, confer with such department, after first notifying the chairperson of the board of the circumstances.