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Unitarian Universalist Association

Governance and Leadership

The fellowship is governed by an elected Board of Directors, who work closely with the AUUF Staff and with members who lead the work of the fellowship through teams and committees. A Program Council ties the leadership together for a coordinated effort to follow our vision and mission. 

  • Organizational Chart - Illustrates the lines of delegation and reporting between the Board of Directors, staff, teams and committees.
     

  • Leaderhip Contacts -  A list of board members, committee and team chairs and their contact information (phone and email).  

AUUF Board of Directors

 

AUUF is governed by a Board of Directors whose seven members serve staggered three-year terms. Two to three seats are up for election during the spring Annual AUUF Membership Meeting. 

In keeping with the UU principle to adhere to the democratic process, the elected Board represents the fellowship and is subject to its direction. The Board may make recommendations to the fellowship, and may develop operating policies and procedures to implement or clarify bylaws.  

During regular monthly meetings, the Board supervises fellowship affairs, including finances, property and personnel actions. Special meetings may be called to address specific topics. All Board meetings are announced, posted and open to interested members / friends of the fellowship. Board meeting minutes document Board actions and decisions. 

Below are the 2019-2020 AUUF Board of Directors and biographical information is available in this Document

PRESIDENT

David O'Brien

(term exp. 5/2020)

DIRECTOR

James Dryden

(term exp. 5/2020)

DIRECTOR

Jenna Way

(term exp. 5/2021)

TREASURER

Peggy Robinson

(term exp. 5/2022)

DIRECTOR

Tanya Dumas

(term exp. 2021)

DIRECTOR

John Blaine

(term exp. 5/2020)

SECRETARY

Alison Hansen

(term exp. 5/2022)

PAST PRESIDENT

Amanda Mack

AUUF Board Minutes

 

Board Meetings: AUUF Board of Directors meetings are typically held on the third Wednesday of each month at the fellowship.  Below are minutes of the current year's Board meetings. The documents are in a PDF format. Previous years' board meeting minutes are available from the AUUF Administrator. 

Committees and Teams

 

A good deal of fellowship's work is accomplished by members and friends working on ministry teams and on committees. Ministry Teams execute fellowship programs and report to the Minister. Committees assist with the administration and financial functions of the organization and report to the Board of Directors.  The work of these groups is described in the Ministry section of the website. For more information, access the Leadership Contacts and Organizational Chart documents linked at the top of this page, and review the document below to understand group functions:

 

AUUF Teams and Committees - This document describes the various fellowship committee and team responsibilities. 

Program Council

 

Congregational work performed by the fellowship's many volunteer groups is coordinated through the AUUF Program Council, which consists of the chair or a designee from each standing committee and ministry team.  Typically chaired by the immediate past president of the AUUF Board of Directors, the Program Council meets bimonthly, and contributes to the mission of AUUF by:
 

  • Strengthening communication, collaboration, and creativity among AUUF programs
     

  • Providing training to build leadership across the fellowship
     

  • Collaborate on input to the annual operating budget, to include discussion of fellowship initiatives and priorities, needs, opportunities and challenges.
     

  • Providing a forum for broad issues that cross programs