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About the Governance Committee

Purpose: Ensure the effective governance of the Association of Minnesota Counties.


  1. Ongoing committee to review items outlined in the Governance Plan.
  2. Assume duties of the Bylaws Committee and annually review bylaws.
  3. Review board practices and policies and recommend improvements.
  4. Ensure that the board has the tools to effectively govern the association.

Membership: Up to seven total members, including the AMC first vice-president (chair), past-presidents and additional board members. Recommended size is seven members with rotating terms.

Term limits: All committee appointments will have two year terms, with up to three terms available per member, unless otherwise specified. Initially, some appointments will be for one year, so that the rotation of membership on committees is staggered.

Attendance: Committee participation is critical. Therefore, if a member misses three meetings in one calendar year, they can be removed from the committee by the association president and replaced with a new member.

Meetings: Meets occasionally in person, but primarily by phone and/or Go-To-Meeting. Reimbursement as outlined in the AMC Reimbursement Policy. (Note: There is no travel reimbursement or per diem for conference calls, ITV, or computer based meetings, or for meetings held in conjunction with AMC conferences.)