NORTH CANTON COMMUNITY
121 SOUTH MAIN STREET
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
AN OHIO NON-PROFIT CORPORATION
BYLAWS OF NORTH CANTON COMMUNITY GROWTH ASSOCIATION
Article I—name and purpose
Section 1: Name: The name of the organization shall be North Canton Community
Growth Association. It shall be a nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of
the State of Ohio.
Section 2: Purpose: North Canton Community Growth Association is organized
exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes.
The purpose of this corporation is: To support and promote activities and programs
beneficial to the public interest in North Canton, including but not limited to, attraction of
new businesses and residents, helping eliminate community deterioration, educating the
community on sustainability issues, preserving the integrity of our neighborhoods,
reducing the burdens of government and encouraging private development initiatives.
Section 1—Membership: Membership shall consist of a board of directors.
Article III—Board of Directors
Section 1—Board role, size and compensation: The board is responsible for overall
policy and direction of the association, and delegates responsibility of day-to-day
operations to the staff and committees. The board shall have up to 10, but not fewer than
6 members. The board receives no compensation.
Section 2—Terms: All board members shall serve two-year terms, but are eligible for reelection
for up to five consecutive terms.
Section 3—Meetings and Notice: The board shall meet at least quarterly, at an agreed
upon time and place. An official board meeting requites that each board member have
written or electronic notice at least one week in advance.
Section 4—Board elections: During the last quarter of each fiscal year of the corporation,
the board of directors shall elect Directors to replace those whose terms will expire at the
end of the fiscal year. This election shall take place during a regular meeting of the
directors, called in accordance with the provisions of these bylaws.
Section 5—Election procedures: New directors shall be elected by a majority of directors
present at such a meeting, provided there is a quorum present. Directors so elected shall
serve a term beginning on the first day of the next fiscal year.
Section 6—Quorum: A quorum must be attended by at least half of the board members
for business transactions to take place and motions to pass.
Section 7—Officers and duties: There shall be three officers of the board, consisting of a
president, vice-president and secretary/treasurer. Their duties are as follows:
The president shall convene regularly scheduled board meetings, shall provide or
arrange for other members of the executive committee to preside at each meeting
in the following order: vice-president, secretary/treasurer.
The vice-president shall chair committees on special subjects as designated by the
The secretary/treasurer shall be responsible for keeping records of board actions,
assuring that corporate records are maintained, assist in the preparation of the
budget and make financial information available to board members and the
Section 8—Vacancies: when a vacancy on the board exists mid-term, the
Secretary/treasurer must receive nominations for new members from present board
members two weeks in advance of a board meeting. These nominations shall be
distributed via mail or electronic manner to board members with the regular board
meeting announcement, to be voted upon at the next board meeting. These vacancies will
be filled only to the end of the particular board member’s term.
Section 9—Resignation, termination and absences: Resignation from the board must be
in writing and received by the Secretary/treasurer. A board member shall be terminated
from the board due to excess absences, specifically more than two unexcused absences
from board meetings in a year. A board member nay be removed for other reasons by a
three-fifths vote of the remaining directors.
Section 10—Special meetings: special meetings of the board shall be called upon the
request of the president, or one third of the board. Notices of special meetings shall be
sent by mail or electronic means at least one week in advance.
Section 1—Committee formation: The board may create committees as needed. The
president appoints all committee chairs.
Section 2—Executive Committee: The three officers serve as the members of the
executive committee. Except for the power to amend the Articles of Incorporation and
bylaws, the Executive Committee shall have all the powers and authority of the board of
directors in the intervals between meetings of the board, and is subject to the direction
and control of the full board.
Section 3—Finance Committee: The secretary/treasurer is the chair of the Finance
Committee, which includes three other members. The Finance Committee is responsible
for developing and reviewing fiscal procedures, fundraising plans, and the annual budget.
The board must approve the budget and all expenditures. Any major change in the budget
must be approved by the board or the Executive Committee. The fiscal year shall be the
calendar year. Annual reports are required to be submitted to the board showing income,
expenditures, and pending income. The financial records of the organization are public
information and shall be made available to the membership, board members and the
ARTICLE VI—DIRECTOR AND STAFF
Section 1—Executive Director: The executive director is hired by the board. The
executive director has day-to-day responsibilities for the organization, including carrying
out the organization’s goals and policies. The executive director will attend all board
meetings, report on the progress of the organization, answer questions of the board
members and carry out the duties described in the job description. The board can
designate other duties as necessary.
Section 1—Amendments: These bylaws may be amended when necessary by two-thirds
majority of the board of directors. Proposed amendments must be submitted to the
Secretary/Treasurer to be included with regular board announcements.
These bylaws were approved at a meeting of the board of directors by a two-thirds
majority vote on