CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS
LOCAL GOVERNMENT MANAGERS ASSOCIATION OF NEVADA (LOGMAN)
ARTICLE I: NAME
The name of the organization shall be Local Government Managers Association of Nevada (LOGMAN).
ARTICLE II: PURPOSE
The purpose of this Association shall be to increase the knowledge and ability of local government managers throughout the State, to strengthen the quality of local government in Nevada through professional management, education, training, association and mutual exchange of information, and to provide a vehicle for cooperation with the Nevada Association of Counties (NACo), the Nevada League of Cities (NLC), the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Alliance for Innovation.
ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. ctive Membership
- Any person who is a city manager, county manager, chief appointed officer, or chief executive officer in a Nevada city, town, or county, or of a council of government, or of a general improvement district, performing two or more services formed pursuant to NRS 318 shall be eligible for active membership in the Association. Such a person shall become a member upon appointment to their position and by the payment of annual dues established by this Association.
- Any person who is an assistant city, or county manager, or administrative persons functioning in a second in command in any other form of local government in Nevada are also eligible for active membership upon appointment and payment of dues.
Section 2. Associate Membership
- Any person who is working full time as an assistant to the city/county manager, management analyst, project manager or other position supporting the management of local government or leadership roles for general administration.
- Associate membership may be extended by request of persons in states contiguous to Nevada who meet eligibility criteria contained in Section 1.
ARTICLE IV: OFFICERS
Section 1. Local Government Management Association Executive Committee
The officers of the Local Government Management Association shall be eight (8) in number composed of the following positions:
President, President Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, three Committee Members, Past President and LOGMAN-AM Chair. The eight (8) officers shall constitute the Executive Committee.
Section 2. Local Government Management Association - Associate Member (LOGMAN-AM) Board
The officers of the Local Government Management Association – Associate Members shall be five (5) in number composed of the following positions:
Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and At-Large Representative, to be elected by the Associate members. The five (5) officers shall constitute the Local Government Management Association – Associate Member Board.
Officers shall be full-time employees of a city, county, town, council of government, or general improvement district, and active members of this Association. Each officer shall be elected at the annual meeting to serve a one (1)-year term. If an officer ceases to be an active member or full-time employee of local government, the President of the Association or Chair of the Associate Member board shall nominate a replacement subject to ratification by the Executive Committee or Board.
The duties of each of the officers shall be the usual duties of their respective office necessary to carry on the general activities of the Association.
The Executive committee may from time to time establish standing and ad hoc committees to accomplish the mission of LOGMAN including but not limited to a standing education committee.
ARTICLE V: NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Section 1. At each annual meeting of the Association, the Executive Committee members shall be elected by a majority vote of active members present.
Section 2. Nominations shall be made by a Nominating Committee of not less than three members appointed by the President. At least thirty (30)-days prior to the annual meeting, the membership shall be notified of the names of the nominees. If a nominating committee is not empaneled the officers shall serve in that capacity.
Section 3. Additional nominees may be placed on the ballot by petition with the deadline for such nominations being no less than two (2)-weeks prior to the annual meeting. Petitions for additional nominees will be filed with the Nominating Committee, and any additional petitions must be submitted by no less than two (2) active members not of the same jurisdiction.
Section 4. During the annual business meeting, a written or verbal presentation of the ballot of nominations made by the Nominating Committee and any additional names submitted by petition of two active members shall be presented to those members in attendance and eligible to vote. The voting method shall be determined by the President and may either be by secret ballot or voice vote. The Nominating Committee shall be designated as the Election Committee for the purpose of conducting the election and announcing the vote.
ARTICLE VI: MEETINGS
Section 1. Annual Meetings: The annual meeting of the Association shall take place on that date and in the location set by the Executive Committee.
Section 2. Special Meetings: Special meetings may be called by the President with the approval of the Executive Committee providing that sufficient prior notice is given in writing to active members.
ARTICLE VII: EXPULSION OF MEMBERS
The Executive Committee shall have authority to take appropriate disciplinary action including suspension or expulsion against any member which, in its judgment, may be appropriate in order to maintain the professional standards of the Association. Any action to suspend or expel a member shall require a unanimous vote of the Executive Committee. The ICMA Code of Ethics will be the standard adhered to by the membership of this Association.
ARTICLE VIII: DUES
Dues of all members shall be the amount recommended by the Executive Committee and voted by the majority of those present at either a special or the annual meeting. Unless otherwise designated, dues shall remain the same as previously established.
ARTICLE IX: SPECIAL ACCOUNTS
The active membership may establish a special account for the purpose of executive development, scholarships and tuition reimbursement.
The active membership may also establish a separate special account for the purpose of supporting the council-manager form of government, and other related activities which support ICMA Code of Ethics.
ARTICLE X: AMENDMENTS
The constitution and by-laws may be amended or repealed by two-thirds vote of the active members of the Local Government Managers Association of Nevada present at an annual or special meeting, providing the proposed amendment has been submitted in writing or electronically to active members at least thirty (30)-days prior to the meeting.
As an alternative procedure, this constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the active membership of the Local Government Managers Association of Nevada by mail ballot. Said mail ballot may be submitted to the membership by majority vote of the Executive Committee and the Executive Committee shall canvass the ballots and declare the results of the election.
Adopted: September 19, 1985
As Revised: April 18, 2008