The mission of the Blackstone Valley Tourism
Council is to create positive change with regard to community
values by developing and promoting coordinated, responsible and
sustainable tourism in Rhode Islandís Blackstone Valley
As a Board Member, I understand the
expectations for contributing my time, talent and treasure for
service on the Council Board. These expectations include:
Being faithful to our mission.
Serving without compensation.
In my decision-making, demonstrating
un-conflicted loyalty to organizational interests
Coming to meetings prepared and
knowledgeable about the issues to be discussed and ready to
engage in thoughtful dialogue.
Asking questions about issues I donít
understand and understanding the implications of all items
on which I am asked to deliberate and vote.
Avoiding or disclosing any conflict of
interest, in particular:
a) Annually disclosing any interest I
may have in organizations, vendors, or any other
associations that currently do business or may do business
with the Council
b) Not using information exclusive to the Council for my
personal gain or the gain of a family member or associate.
c) Immediately disclosing to the Board any new impending
conflicts of interest.
d) Recusing myself without comment from both the
deliberation and final decision-making on any matters on
which I have a conflict of interest.
Honoring the confidentiality of
sensitive issues and discussions.
Attending every regularly scheduled
meeting, understanding that missing three or more regularly
scheduled meetings without a reasonable excuse will result
in my dismissal from the Board.
Advocating for the Council in our
community, enhancing its work through my personal and
professional connections, and identifying and cultivating
relationships with current and potential volunteers, donors
and other supporters.
Actively serving on [committee, task
force, as officer or special project]
___[commitments specific to the
Making a personal financial contribution
each year within my financial means.
I have received and read a copy of these
expectations, the bylaws, code of ethics, conflict of interest
statement and accept a term of service on the Council Board. My
term begins ___________________________ and ends