Ex Officio


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Ex Officio

Describing a member of an organization who serves in his/her position because he/she already has another post. For example, the Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma serves ex officio as a member of the Oklahoma Native American Cultural and Education Authority. Serving ex officio does not mean one has more or fewer powers than other members (this depends upon the organization's bylaws). Rather, it simply means that the holder of the stated post has the right to sit in that organization.
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The board's vote also eliminated the ex officio designation from the position of vice chair held by vicar general Fr.
Note: While all ex officio members are welcome at all meetings, the Chair shall clearly indicate in the call to each meeting the agenda to be discussed so that ex officio members shall know when it is necessary for them to attend.
The MLA members comprise a coordinator of MLA representatives, the President, ex officio or designee, and at least two other members.
The government of the Association shall be vested in the Board of Directors, which shall be composed of the President, President-elect, Vice Presidents, Secretary-Treasurer, Immediate Past President, Directors, and Executive Director, ex officio without vote.
The student board member serves as an ex officio member of the district governing board, recording an opinion rather than a formal vote on all governing board issues.
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