PRACTICE

E. Delegation of Decision-Making Authority

The board may delegate some but not all of its decision-making and management functions to committees, provided that committees have clearly defined roles, the board establishes policies defining the limits to committee authority and the method and frequency for reporting back, the board periodically evaluates the effectiveness of these policies and the board establishes an appropriate time period for each committee. Regardless, the board will remain responsible for all decisions taken pursuant to the delegated authority. If the land trust has staff, the board defines the job of, oversees and periodically evaluates the executive director (or chief staff person). (See 3F and 7E.)