Association of Mayors, Councilmembers and Commissioners

CONSTITUTION
OF THE
ASSOCIATION OF MAYORS, COUNCILMEMBERS
AND COMMISSIONERS

Revised February 19, 2012

Article I. Name & Location

Section I. Name. This association shall be known as the Association of Mayors, Councilmembers and Commissioners (AMCC).

Section 2. Affiliation. The Association of Mayors, Councilmembers and Commissioners is a department of the Texas Municipal League (TML).

Section 3. Location. The Association of Mayors, Councilmembers and Commissioners shall be located at the headquarters of the Texas Municipal League in Austin, Travis County, Texas.

Article II. Purpose

The purpose of AMCC shall be to promote the proficiencyof elected municipal officials and encourage and improve the cause of good andefficient municipal government in the State of Texas.

Article III. Membership

The membership of AMCC shall becomprised of mayors, councilmembers and city commissioners serving in TMLmember cities in the State of Texas. Only elected municipal officials from TML member cities shall beentitled to vote at AMCC meetings and each member shall be entitled to one voteon all matters.

Article IV. Board of Directors

Section I. Composition. The Board of Directors of AMCC shallbe a President; a First Vice President; a Second Vice President; a  Director, who shall represent AMCC on theTexas Municipal League Board of Directors; the Immediate Past President; and anExecutive Secretary, which office shall be filled by the Executive Director ofthe Texas Municipal League or his/her designate.

Section 2. Terms of Office. Terms of the board shall be as follows:

  1. The President, First Vice President, and Second Vice President shall serve terms of one year each, said terms to commence immediately upon adjournment of Elected Officials’ Conference.

  2. The Director shall serve for a term of two years, with a maximum of four years for any one person in accordance with theTML Constitution and the term will commence immediately upon adjournment, during odd-numbered years, of the Annual Conference of the Texas MunicipalLeague.

Section 3. Vacancies. A vacancy in the office of the President shall be filled for the remainder of the term by the succession of the First Vice President to thatoffice.  A vacancy in the office of the First Vice President shall be filled for the remainder of the term by succession of the Second Vice President to that office. A vacancy in the office of the Second Vice President shall remain vacant until the next Elected Official’s Conference, at which time the office shall be filled in accordance with Section V.  A vacancy in the officeof Director to serve on the Texas Municipal League Executive Board shall be filled by the President of AMCC and shall hold office until adjournment of the next TML Annual Conference in accordance with the TML Constitution.  An officer who succeeds to fill a vacancy under this Section shall serve the remainder of that unexpired term, after which the officer’s full term shall commence.

Section 4. Qualifications of the Board. With the exception of the Executive Secretary or his/herdesignate, all Board members shall be members of AMCC as defined in Article III, and, in addition, shall have a minimum of two years of service as anelected official in a TML member city and demonstrated an active interest in TML and AMCC activities.

Article V. Election of the Board

Section 1. Nominating Committee. The President shall appoint a nominating committee of fivemembers, at least 45 days in advance of the annual election of officers. Thenominating committee shall be composed of the First Vice President, serving as chair of the nominating committee, and four other members from different geographical regions throughout the State of Texas.  All nominating committee members shall becurrently in office and have a minimum of two years of service as an elected official in cities that are members of the Texas Municipal League and not more than two committee members shall be past presidents. 

Section 2.  Election by Succession. Provided that they are eligible, the First Vice President shall automatically become President and the Second Vice President shall automatically become First Vice President at the conclusion of his/her terms of office. Other offices for which nominations are accepted include Second Vice President and Board Director.   
 
Section 3. Election. The nominating committee shall submit nominees to the AMCC Board, and the Board shall submit the report to the membership of AMCC at the annual election of officers.  Nominations will be accepted from the floor during the meeting.  Current nominating committee members (excluding the First Vice President) shall not be eligible to be nominees for office.  Board members elected must receive a majority vote of the membership present and voting at the annual election of officers meeting.  The Board members elected shall begin their terms of office at the close of the Institute, except that the term of the Director shall commence on the concluding day of the Texas Municipal League Annual Conference in odd-numbered years.

Article VI. Meetings

There shall be at least two meetings of AMCC each year. One meeting shall be held at the time and place of the Annual Conference of the Texas Municipal League; the second shall be held at the time andplace of the Elected Officials’ Conference each year, the site for which shall be determined a minimum of two years in advance by majority vote of the Board officers.

Article VII. Standing Committees

The President shall appoint such standingcommittees as he/she may deem advisable except that the creation of saidcommittees shall be subject to the approval of the Board officers.  Two permanent standing committees include thenominating committee as outlined in Article V and a Program Planning Committee.  The President shall appoint aprogram planning committee to assist with planning the educational programs forthe Elected Officials’ Conference; AMCC programs at the Texas Municipal League Annual Conference; and, any other educational programs that AMCC chooses to undertake.

Article VIII. Amendments

This Constitution may be amended at a meeting of AMCC as provided for in Article VI by a two-thirds vote, provided the proposedamendments shall have first been prepared in writing and submitted to the AMCC Board of Directors at least 15 days prior to the AMCC Board meeting.  Such amendments shall go into effect immediately upon adoption or as otherwise stipulated.

Article IX. Proceedings

Section 1.  The proceedings of AMCC shall be conducted as directed in its Constitution; and, where absence of specific direction prevails, the proceedings of AMCC shall be conducted in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order, and the same is hereby adopted for all authority not herein specifically given.

Section 2.  Any question as to the meaning or construction of this Constitution shall bedecided by a majority vote of the Board, and the decision of the Board shall control and be binding until and unless rescinded by a vote of two-thirds ofthe members present and voting at either of the meetings of AMCC, or when thesame shall have been rescinded by action of a court of competent jurisdiction.

Article X. Adoption

This Constitution shall be in full force and effect from and after its approval by a majority of the members of the Board.

Article XI. Voting by Proxy

Voting by proxy shall not be allowed.

(Last amended February 19, 2012)