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May Tripartite Board Members Use Alternates or Proxies?

2014

When a board member is unable to attend a meeting, s/he may wish to either designate an alternate to serve in his or her place for that board meeting or establish a proxy, which often involves giving another person the authority to vote on his or her behalf for a specified number of board meetings. The federal CSBG Act does not address the use of alternates and proxies by tripartite boards. While both public and nonprofit CAAs are subject to a state’s CSBG statutes and regulations, if any exist, other applicable state and/or local laws differ with regard to using alternates and proxies depending upon whether the CAA is nonprofit or public. This FAQ offers analysis for each type of CAA in greater detail.

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