Nominating Committee: The nominating committee, consisting of the chair-elect of Leadership Beaumont (who shall serve as chair of the nominating committee), the president of the chamber or his/her designate, and three other graduates of the program selected by the chair of Leadership Beaumont, shall convene during the first week of February to nominate officers and new members of the advisory council for the following year. The committee shall nominate a chair-elect, secretary-treasurer and three new members of the advisory council each year, and such nominees shall be presented to the current advisory council for approval by majority vote no later then the first week of April. Should the advisory council fail to approve any nominees, the nominating committee shall be directed to submit nominations by no later than May 1st.
Admissions Committee: The admissions committee shall each year select the members of the new class of Leadership Beaumont in accordance with the general criteria described in these (rules of procedure) and any specific policy established by the advisory council. The admissions committee shall also award scholarships to applicants based on need and availability of funds in conformance with guidelines established by the advisory council. The admissions committee shall consist of no fewer than five and no more than ten graduates of Leadership Beaumont, and should itself consist of a broad cross-section of the community with a balance as to race, age, disability, creed, gender, occupation, year of graduation from the program and other relevant factors. In selecting the members of each new class, the admissions committee should consider the following general criteria:
a. The total size of each class should be no less than 36 and no more than 42, with the exact class size to be determined each year by the advisory council.
b. Procedures should be established to assure that applicants are solicited and selections are made from a broad based and fully representative segment of the community, as approved by the advisory council, and consistent with Article II, Section 3 of these rules of procedure.
c. Each applicant selected should at a minimum meet the following requirements:
d. Live or work in Jefferson, Orange or Hardin County.
e. Have demonstrated leadership potential based on occupation, community activities, membership in professional or charitable organizations, or any other form of commitment to civic improvement.
f. Possess the highest standards of personal integrity, quality and reputation in the community.
g. Have the ability to commit the time required to participate, including the approval of the applicant’s employer.
h. Not be a candidate for public office at the time of admission to the program.
The admissions committee shall convene no later than January of each year to begin the process of soliciting applications, and shall complete the selection and scholarship award process by no later than June 1. The list of applicants selected and scholarships awarded for the ensuing class shall be presented to the advisory council for approval by majority vote no later than June 30. The new class shall begin in August of each year.
Finance Committee: Shall raise funds to award scholarships to the program, and shall solicit such additional funding for any other purpose as directed by the advisory council. The secretary-treasurer of Leadership Beaumont shall serve as chair and shall work with the committee in formulating an annual budget to be submitted for approval to the advisory council.
Curriculum Committee: Shall be responsible for planning and conducting the program for the ensuing year class in accordance with guidelines established by the advisory council.
Communications Committee: Shall be responsible for publications such as the newsletter, directory, brochures, annual reports and all forms of public relations.
Long Range Planning Committee: Shall convene every three years to comprehensively review and make recommendations to the advisory council concerning changes and improvements in Leadership Beaumont. The chair of this committee shall be the immediate past chair of Leadership Beaumont, and the chair-elect shall serve as a member.
Graduates Committee: Shall conduct programs to promote retention and involvement of Leadership Beaumont graduates in both the program itself and special projects in the community. Shall plan and conduct the annual meeting of Leadership Beaumont in May or June of each year in accordance with policy established by the advisory council. The graduates committee shall select the recipient of the annual Distinguished Graduate Award to be presented at the annual meeting. The graduates shall sponsor the youth leadership program.
Steering Committee: Shall be responsible for planning the program for the new class of Leadership Beaumont. The committee shall be composed of the chair, chair-elect and facilitators appointed by the chair, and Beaumont Chamber of Commerce staff as an ex-officio.
Additional Committees: The chair may designate and appoint such additional committees as necessary to carry out the business of Leadership Beaumont, subject to approval by majority vote of the advisory council.