Vote on the Proposed Change to MIBA's Bylaws

Posted By: Carrie Obry Governance,

As part of our ongoing commitment to growth and improvement, MIBA is planning to expand our board, which requires a revision to our bylaws. 

Expanding our board of directors allows us to bring in fresh perspectives, diverse expertise, and new voices to guide our organization forward. We believe that a diverse and inclusive board strengthens our ability to make impactful decisions and effectively address the needs of those we serve.

Here is the proposed bylaws change. View the bylaws in their entirety along with changes tracked to the paragraph below to by going to Section VII here

The management and direction of the business of this corporation shall be vested in a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall consist of not less than seven (7) members, two of which shall be non-booksellers, no less than two of which shall be part of underrepresented communities/demographics of membership (including but not limited to BIPOC, LGBTQ+, differently abled communities/demographics), and the by-laws of the corporation shall specify the term of office, method of selection, powers and duties of the directors of the corporation, the time and place of their meetings, and such other regulations with respect to them as are consistent with the provisions of these Articles. Any action that may be taken at a meeting of the Board of Directors may be taken without a meeting when authorized by a written instrument signed by the number required to take the same action at a meeting of the Board at which all directors were present.

We invite you review the proposed change and cast your vote here. By participating in this process, you play a pivotal role in ensuring that our bylaws accurately reflect our commitment to serving our membership.

The MIBA board invites comments and feedback regarding the bylaws and is happy to answer any questions members may have. You can contact our board members here.

Thank you from the entire MIBA board.