Boards & Commissions

Boards and Commissions Handbook Contents

Welcome Letter From Governor Locke

The Role of a Board Member and Resources Available
Citizen Participation Through Boards and Commissions
Types of Boards and Commissions
The Advisory Role
About Policy-Making
Being an Effective Board Member
Board Staff Members
Office of the Attorney General
Office of Financial Management
Department of Personnel

Laws Affecting Board Activities
Restrictions and Requirements
Open Public Meetings Act
Reasonable Accommodation of Persons with Disabilities
Administrative Procedure Act
Executive Branch Ethics in Public Service
Ethics and the Appearance of Fairness

Board Transactions
Order of Business
The Chair and Voting
Public Disclosure
Testifying at Hearings
The News Media

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