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By Laws

ARTICLE 1

Section 1 - The Council

The name of the Council shall be the Triangle South Youth Council.

Section 2 - Purpose

The Youth Council is responsible for:

  1. Coordinating youth activities within the Local Area;
  2. Developing portions of the local plan related to eligible youth, as determined by the chairperson of the Workforce Development Board;
  3. Recommending eligible youth service providers in accordance with WIA Section 123, subject to the approval of the Workforce Development Board:
  4. Conducting oversight with respect to eligible providers of youth activities within the Local Area, subject to the approval of the Workforce Development Board; and
  5. Carrying out other duties, as authorized by the chairperson of the Workforce Development Board, such as establishing links with educational agencies and other youth activities.

ARTICLE II

Section 1 - Membership

As a subgroup of the Workforce Development Board, The Youth Council shall include:

  1. Members of the Workforce Development Board such as educators, employers, and representative of human service agencies, who have a special interest or expertise in youth policy;
  2. Members who represent services agencies such as Juvenile Justice and local law enforcement agencies;
  3. Members who represent local Public Housing Authorities;
  4. Parent of eligible youth seeking assistance under Subtitle B of the Title I of WIA, to rotate yearly among the four counties;
  5. Individuals, including former participants and members who represent organizations, that have experience relating to youth activities;
  6. The Youth Council may include other individuals, who the chairperson of the Workforce Development Board determines appropriate; and
  7. The Workforce Development Board shall determine the size of the Youth Council's membership and shall fairly represent each County within the Local Area.
  8. If a member can not attend they can send a designee in his/her place but the designee will not have voting rights.

Section 2

Youth Council Members serves at the pleasure of the Workforce Development Board.

Section 3

Any Youth Council Member missing three (3) consecutive regular meetings may be removed from the Youth Council and shall be notified in writing.

Section 4

Terms of Membership shall be staggered for two (2) or three (3) years, so that at any given time a percentage of members are experienced in Workforce Development activities. Terms shall begin on July 1 of each year. Members may be re-appointed.

Section 5

Members may resign their appointment through written notice to the Triangle South Youth Council chairperson.

Section 6

Any Member may be removed from office by a vote of a majority of the Workforce Development Board, when in the best interest of the Local Area.

ARTICLE III

Section 1 - Officers

The Workforce Development Board chairperson shall appoint a Youth Council Chair or Co-chairs, as deemed appropriate. The Youth Council Chair(s) shall be responsible for conducting Youth Council meetings.

Section 2 - Committees

The chairperson of the Triangle South Youth Council shall appoint any committees necessary to conduct business of the Youth Council.

Section 3 - Terms of Office of Chair

Shall be one (1) year. Chair may succeed themselves as re-appointed by the Workforce Development Board chairperson, or elected by members.

ARTICLE IV

Section 1

The Youth Council shall have regular quarterly meetings at the call of Triangle South Youth Council chairperson.

Section 2

Special or Called meetings may be held as directed by the Triangle South Youth Council chairperson.

Section 3 - Quorum

A majority of the current membership present of the Youth Council shall constitute a quorum.

Section 4 - Voting

Each member present shall have one (1) vote and no proxy vote shall be allowed. If we lack a quorum, absent members will be polled by direct mail or email for his/her vote.

Section 5 - Order of Business

The Youth Council Chair(s) shall be responsible for establishing an agenda, subject to the concerns of the Workforce Development Board or Board staff.

Section 6 - Rules

Robert's Rules of Order shall govern the proceeding of the Youth Council meetings.

Section 7 - Reimbursement

Youth Council members may be reimbursed for expenses, subject to available funds and approval by the Executive Director of the Triangle Workforce Development Board.

Section 8 - Conflict of Interest

The Youth Council is an advisory council of the Workforce Development Board and no member of the Youth Council shall vote on any matter which has or may have a direct bearing on the services to be provided by that member's agency.

ARTICLE V

Section 1 - By-Laws Amendment Procedures

At such time it is necessary to amend the by-laws, at any regular Youth Council meeting; a vote of two-thirds of the members present shall provide referral of such recommended amendments (s) to the Workforce Development Board for consideration and approval.

Adopted:________________________________________________________________

Signature of the Workforce Development Chairperson Date