Responsibilities of Board

Responsibilities of the OEATA Board of Directors

  1. Carry forward the statement of mission and purpose that articulates the organization’s goals, means, and primary constituents served and to review and change accordingly as voted upon by its members.
  2. Reach consensus on the executive directors’ responsibilities and undertake a careful search to find the most qualified individuals for the position.
  3. Ensure that the Executive has the moral and professional support they need to further the goals of the Association.
  4. Actively participate in an overall planning process and assist in implementing and monitoring the plan’s goals.
  5. Determine which programs are consistent with the organization’s mission and monitor their effectiveness.
  6. Secure adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission.
  7. Developing the annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place.
  8. Build a competent board to articulate prerequisites for candidates, orient new members, and periodically and comprehensively evaluate their own performance.
  9. Be responsible for adherence to legal, professional standards and ethical norms.
  10. Articulate the organization’s mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public and garner support from the community.


  • Attend 4 Board Meetings annually
  • Serve on an Association Committee or project
  • Phone 2 or 3 new members to welcome them to the Association


  • Serve as a role model by participating on committees or projects
  • Be responsive to the needs of the members within the context of the Board’s approved policies
  • Encourage members to participate and help them find opportunities to participate in the Association


  • To identify and understand the strategic challenges facing the Association and attempt to respond with appropriate strategies to meet these challenges
  • To identify the Association’s annual priorities
  • To understand financial matters of the Association


  • To oversee the management of the Association’s finances through annual budget planning and approval and regular revenue/expenditure reporting
  • To respond and with thought consider a solution of all problems relating to membership and dues
  • To elect members to the Association in accordance with the By-laws
  • To understand and be informed of the committees and projects within the Association
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