RESPONSIBILITIES OF RIRA OFFICERS AND COMMON COUNCIL MEMBERS
PRESIDENT: The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer and the spokesperson of RIRA, a Voting member of the Common council, presiding officer of all meetings of the Council and of the town Meeting, an an ex officio member of all committees. It shall be the responsibility of the President to co-sign all checks with the Treasurer.
VICE PRESIDENT: The Vice President shall supervise all RIRA elections, all RIRA communications, both internal and external, secretarial services that are not the responsibility of the Secretary, legal representation (in cooperation with the Chairperson of the Legal Action Committee, should it exist) auditing the finances of RIRA, membership participation and fundraising. To perform the responsibilities of office, the Vice President shall supervise the nominations Committee, the Election committee, the Auditor and, should it exist, the Communications Committee. In the temporary absence or inability to serve of the4 President, the Vice President shall become the President until the completion of the term.
*President and Vice President candidates should submit a campaign statement (maximum 600 words) and headshot to the local media prior to October 15, 2018. You will receive a reminder after your Nomination form has been processed.
COMMON COUNCIL MEMBERS: As Building Representatives, Common Council Members advocate for their neighbors. Common council Members shall volunteer on at least one Committee. Any RIRA member (and any resident who is not a Member of the Common Council) may serve on any committee if approved by the Chairperson of that committee. Council Members will be asked to resign when they incur three consecutive unexcused absences from Common Council meetings.
ALTERNATES: In general, Alternates who attend Council meetings may speak during the deliberations, but they may not vote. However, when a regular Council Member is absent, the first Alternate for that district may vote. If the first alternate is not available, then the second alternate may vote, and so on.