> About MSIC
> Role of Steering Committee Members
Role of Steering Committee Members
of the MSIC Steering Committee have the fiduciary responsibility
of managing the Council. MSIC’s effectiveness is largely determined
by the Steering Committee’s business decisions. A maximum of fifteen
(15) members is permitted by our By-laws, composed of four (4) Elected
Officers, and up to eleven (11) Community Representatives and/or
Appointed Representatives. Non voting Advisory Representatives also
attend these meetings. See below for
All Officers and Community Representatives are elected for
one year terms at the MSIC Annual Meeting, held in the fall. Appointed
Representatives (people representing a
specific community group) serve for two years. Officers and Community
Representatives may be re-elected for additional one year terms
upon approval by a majority of the Steering Committee, with ratification
by Members at the next general meeting. Appointed Representatives
can be re-appointed for additional two year terms by their
organizations upon approval of a majority of the Steering Committee.
To help candidates for
Steering Committee positions determine what is required of them,
the following are considered minimum expectations:
- Attendance at and
participation in up to twelve (12) monthly Steering Committee
meetings per year (2 hrs/meeting, 2nd Thursday evening of each
month). Members who miss more than three consecutive meetings
without good reason are asked to resign.
at and participation in all MSIC community meetings, generally
three a year. When these are held they replace a Steering
Committee meeting in 1 above.
- Active participation
on the committee(s) or task force(s) for which they feel they
can best provide assistance, guidance, or support.
- Active recruitment
of community personnel to get them involved with Council activities.
- Comprehension of
the terms of the Council’s By-laws, especially regarding Steering
in the use of computer software programs like Microsoft Word
and Excel, and have a valid E-mail address.
Steering Committee Membership
As with any organization, the benefits of membership are
directly related to the amount of involvement. Those who serve on
the MSIC Steering Committee find they have grown personally and
- Helping to make a
difference in the greater Montclair Village area:
• Using the leverage of a dynamic group to effect safety and other
improvements in our community
- Learning how a not-for-profit
• The financial considerations
• The management decisions needed
- Improving personal
• Interpersonal relationships
- Developing networking
• Interacting with peers and professionals in the community
candidates should contact the Nominations Committee Chair by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSIC Steering Committee Position
The Chair presides at all regular meetings of the Steering Committee
and General meetings of the Council. He/she is responsible for the
enforcement of the laws of the Council, and securing the execution
of the will of its members. The Chair appoints, under the direction
and subject to the approval of the Steering Committee, all chairs
of committees, task forces and groups not otherwise provided for.
He/she is an ex officio member of all Standing Committees and Project
Officers: Vice Chair
The Vice Chair exercises the duties and assumes the authority
of the Chair in the Chair’s absence, and is an ex officio member
of the Finance and Nominations committees.
The Secretary is responsible for making certain that the
records and minutes of the meetings of the Steering Committee and
the general membership meetings are properly recorded and distributed
in a timely manner. He/she maintains records of meeting attendance,
and performs such other duties as may be delegated by the Steering
The Treasurer is responsible for the Council’s financial
affairs and the establishment of proper accounting procedures for
the handling of the Council’s funds. He/she is responsible for keeping
the Council’s funds in such banks, trust companies, and/or investments
as are approved by the Steering Committee. The Treasurer reports
on the financial condition of the Council at all general meetings
and meetings of the Steering Committee, and at other times when
called upon by the Chair. He/she creates a budget for each fiscal
year for review and approval by the Steering Committee. He/she is
a member of the Finance Committee and performs such other duties
as may be delegated by the Steering Committee.
Any citizen residing in OPD Police Beat 13Z is eligible
to be elected to serve as a Community Representative on the Steering
Committee with full voting privileges. He/she performs such duties
as may be delegated by the Steering Committee.
Any civic or community organization operating within Beat
13Z is eligible for one appointed position on the Steering Committee.
In addition to their duties as a voting member of the Steering Committee,
Appointed Representatives are responsible for the accurate and timely
flow of information, commitments, and positions between the organizations
they represent and the Council’s Steering Committee.
Political representatives whose jurisdiction includes Police
Beat 13Z may attend and participate in Steering Committee and Council
meetings as non-voting advisors to the organization.