About the Board

The UUFCO Board of Trustees is the governing body of the Congregation. It represents and acts for the Congregation in setting policy and conducting church business. The Board ensures that the operations of UUFCO are managed effectively in collaboration with Minister and Staff, in accordance with the Bylaws.

Board duties cover:

  • Governance & Policy
  • Finance & Budgeting
  • Stewardship
  • Management & Leadership
  • Facilities
  • Long-Range Planning
  • Personnel
The UUFCO Board of Trustees holds regular meetings that are open to the membership. These meetings occur on the second Thursday of each month, unless a change is required due to other events or holidays. Active members in the congregation can be nominated for and serve on the Board. UUFCO elects incoming Board members at our Annual Meeting in May.

Who is on the Board?

  • Board President, who calls and presides over Board meetings, the Annual Meeting and other congregational meetings,
  • Board Vice-President, represents the Board President in their absence, works on special projects, and is President-in-training,
  • Board Past President, who shares knowledge of past decisions and leads the process of identifying nominees for the coming year's Board of Trustees elections,
  • Treasurer, who monitors the overall financial condition of the Fellowship
  • Recording Secretary, who takes minutes at all Board meetings and the Annual Meeting, prepares those minutes for acceptance by the Board, and maintains a permanent record of all minutes
  • Member at Large, two positions, who attend and participate at all meetings and works on special projects as assigned.

Board Covenant

"We, the Board of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, covenant to serve the congregation's mission as well as the members of the congregation.

 We will create an atmosphere of compassionate candor by presuming good faith, actively listening, not interrupting, and staying in relationship with one another, even in conflict.

We will respect our time together by honoring our committments, being prepared for meetings, and handling non-meeting business outside of Board meetings.

We will focus on policy, not micromanagement.

We will stand by our group decisions and speak with one voice.

We will continually learn as a Board and deepen our practice of Unitarian Universalism."

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