Officer Definitions

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Positions and Terms

All information below is copied directly from the Indiana Green Party Bylaws:

SECTION 1. EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND GENERAL PRINCIPLES

  1. The leadership of the Indiana Green Party shall have five executive officers: a chairperson, assistant chairperson, treasurer, documentarian and communications coordinator.
  2. None of the executive officers of the INGP may hold office in another political party committee or political campaign committee within the Green Party of the United States or any other political party in the United States.
  3. Terms for executive officers shall last from the day of the INGP annual Congress at which they are elected to the next annual INGP Congress. No person may serve in one officer position for more than five consecutive years.
  4. The chairperson and the assistant chairperson of the INGP must be an active member in good standing of the INGP for a minimum of six consecutive months prior to their taking office.
  5. All other executive officers of the INGP must be an active member in good standing of the INGP for a minimum of three consecutive months prior to their taking office.

Chair and Assistant Chair

  1. It shall be required to have at least one female in one or the other of these positions. If a female chairperson or assistant chairperson is not available or elected, a member of a minority (i.e.; racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, age, disability) group may serve as chairperson or assistant chairperson. If a minority member is not available, then any male may serve as an interim
    chairperson or interim assistant chairperson until either a female member or minority group member is available.
  2. The chairperson, or assistant chairperson when the chairperson is unavailable or at the chairperson’s request, shall be the official spokesperson for the INGP, accountable to the membership and required to obey any imperative mandates or other decisions of the membership.
  3. The chairperson, or assistant chairperson when the chairperson is unavailable or at the chairperson’s request, shall chair the annual INGP Congress and meetings of the INGP Coordinating Committee, be responsible for the organization of these meetings, solicit proposals and propose an agenda.
  4. The chairperson, or assistant chairperson when the chairperson is unavailable or at the chairperson’s request, shall also cosign, with the Treasurer, all required documents.
  5. The chairperson, or assistant chairperson, when approved by the CC, may appoint a proxy to attend and vote in their stead at INGP meetings.

State Party Committee Chairperson (From: SECTION 2. ELECTORAL POLITICAL PRACTICES)

  1. Indiana Code (Title 3, Chap. 5) requires each state political party committee name a State Party Committee Chairperson. The CC shall elect the INGP State Party Committee Chair from among the membership of the CC.
  2. The State Party Committee Chairperson, as an elected representative of the INGP, shall be accountable to the Congress or, on an interim basis, the CC and shall abide by the bylaws of the INGP.
  3. The State Party Committee Chairperson shall have been an active member in good standing of the INGP for at least six (6) months prior to his or her election by the CC to that position.


Documentarian

  1. The Documentarian shall oversee membership application procedures, maintain membership lists, take minutes of regular business meetings and Congresses, keep and make available to members all non-financial records, and perform general secretarial duties.

Treasurer

  1. The Treasurer shall have charge of and be responsible for all funds, prepare financial reports for meetings, cosign with the chairperson and assistant chairperson all required documents, develop and submit budgets, and perform general treasurer duties under oversight of the coordinating committee.
  2. The Treasurer shall research and understand legal responsibilities of the position and keep accurate and up-to-date records that may be inspected by government entities or members of the INGP.
  3. The Treasurer shall prepare, co-sign and file all required forms with the State of Indiana Election Division.
  4. The Treasurer must understand and complete all reporting requirements within legally specified deadlines as delineated in the Indiana Campaign Finance Manual published by the Indiana Election Division.
  5. The Treasurer shall submit monthly financial reports to the executive officers, coordinating committee and the membership.
  6. The Treasurer may not be the treasurer of any Political Action Committee and may not, under Indiana Code 3-9-1-13, be the chairman of a political committee except as a chairperson of his or her own campaign committee.

Communications Director

  1. The Communications Director shall have control of the INGP social media accounts and shall contribute to the INGP website as necessary.
  2. The Communications Director shall compose and send out the INGP electronic newsletter.
  3. The Communications Director shall compose and send out press releases andpress statements as necessary or as requested by the executive and coordinating committees.

National Committee Delegates to the Green Party of the United States National Committee (4 positions, 2 delegates and 2 alternate delegates)*

Two delegates represent the INGP on the GPUS National Committee, vote on national issues on behalf of the INGP, and report to the CC what issues national is discussing and voting on. Two alternate delegates shall serve and vote in the absence of the delegates. 

* The National Committee Delegates roles and duties are not defined in the bylaws. 


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