CA Board Committees
Enhancing Columbia's Governance
The Columbia Association (CA)
Board of Directors, CA President, and Executive
Managers, with the assistance of the CA Board
Process Improvement Task Force, adopted a set
of guidelines for strengthening CA governance
Focusing on the role, structure
and processes of its Board of Directors, this
CA governance enhancement strategy consists
of practical steps aimed at transforming an
already strong Board into an even higher-impact
governing body. The centerpiece of this Governance
Enhancement Strategy is a governance "architecture"
of five Board standing committees that are
intended to serve as the Board's "governing
engines," in this capacity doing the detailed
governing work that will contribute to more
productive and time-efficient full Board meetings.
The committee structure will help
to keep Board members focused on the essentials
of their governing role and will also serve
to orient incoming Board members and to educate
Columbia residents about the role and work of
the Board. Beginning in January 2010, the CA
Board will meet twice per month, on the second and fourth
Thursdays; the Board Operations Committee will meet the first Monday of the month to create the agendas for both Board meetings; and the Planning and Strategy, Strategic Implementation; and External Relations Committees will
meet once a month during one of the two Board meetings.
The Audit committee will continue to meet on an "as needed" basis.
Click on the links to the left
for descriptions of each committee.