Reorganization Meeting on April 4

Our next meeting will be the reorganization meeting and election of officers required every four years by state law. The committee may also fill any vacancies that have not been filled at the presidential primary, up to our committee's limit of 21 members.

Monday, April 4
6:00pm
Honan-Allston Library auditorium (300 North Harvard Street, Allston)

Following are descriptions of the officer positions from our committee bylaws. The terms of officers are two years. If you are interested in becoming an officer, contact Lauren for more information.

Chairperson
The Chairperson shall call and preside over all Committee meetings and caucuses. The Chairperson shall appoint, oversee and serve as an ex-officio member of all sub-committees. The Chair shall have primary responsibility for enforcement of the provisions of these by-laws and for communications among Boston’s ward committees, other town and city committees, and the state committee. The Chairperson shall be responsible for all media contact.

Vice Chairperson(s)
The Vice Chairperson(s) shall assist the Chairperson and, in the absence of the Chairperson at a Committee meeting, assume all duties of the Chairperson. [The Massachusetts Democratic Party Charter states that the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson(s) may not both/all be of the same gender.]

Secretary
The Secretary shall maintain a membership list containing the name, residential address, telephone number, and email address of each member of the Committee. The Secretary shall be responsible for reporting to the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance on Committee organization and election of officers. The Secretary shall keep and distribute minutes of the proceedings of the Committee. The record of the proceedings shall include a record of members present. In the event that the Secretary is absent at a meeting of the Committee, the Chairperson shall appoint an Acting Secretary.

Treasurer
The Treasurer shall have the care and custody of all funds of the committee; shall collect, receive, and deposit all monies and make all disbursements under the supervision and direction of the Committee; shall keep accurate books of account; and shall submit the required financial reports to the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance. At a meeting during the first four months of the year, the Treasurer shall present an annual written report for the previous fiscal year, and shall, upon request of any member reasonably in advance, give an oral report at any regular meeting.

Affirmative Action and Outreach Advisor
The Affirmative Action and Outreach Advisor shall have special responsibility for actively recruiting minority members (as defined by the Charter of the Democratic Party of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as amended) from all social, economic, religious, age, gender, sexual orientation and ethnic groups and geographic areas of Boston’s Ward 21. The Affirmative Action and Outreach Advisor shall also maintain open channels of communication between these various groups and areas and this Committee.