The ICC Austin Board operates with five committees – two standing and three that are created and dissolved as needed. Our committees exist to do work on behalf of the Board. Each committee is chaired by a current Board member and committee participation is open to the ICC Austin Membership.
Use the tabs below to access committee information including charter, procedure documentation, and meeting minutes. A consolidated library of Board committee minutes from FY2017-18 can also be found here.
If there are any other resources you would like posted for your committee, please notify Laura.
The Executive Coordinating Committee (ECC) exists to provide leadership to, and coordinate the activities of, the Board. The ECC is compromised of the 4 elected Board Officers and is chaired by the Board President.
The 2018/19 ECC Members are:
Lain Jackson, President
Julia Mitchell, Vice President
Susana Lugo, Secretary
Ben Ayik, Treasurer
The ECC meets twice per month. The meeting schedule including time and location is posted on the Board calendar. Meetings are open to the ICC Austin Membership and members are welcome to bring forward ideas and issues.
ECC Committee Minutes
ECC Minutes from the 2017-2018 fiscal year can be found here.
The Audit Committee’s primary responsibility is to oversee the annual audit including selecting an auditor for Board approval. The committee is chaired by the Board Treasurer with other committee members appointed by the Board. The Audit Committee is not a standing committee. It is formed in the spring and dissolved after acceptance of the audit.
The Audit Committee was reformed at the July 2016 Board Meeting.
The Audit for fiscal year 15/16 was conducted by Wegner CPAs. A complete copy of the audit will provided in the board meeting minutes soon.
The Nominations & Recruitment Committee is responsible for recruiting qualified and competent members to run for Board officer positions and community trustee. The committee is chaired by the Board Secretary with other committee members appointed by the Board. NomCom is generally most active during the spring semester.
The General Membership Meeting Committee (GMM) is responsible for planning engaging fall and spring general membership meetings. GMMs are the official opportunity for all ICC Austin members to come together and embody their cooperative organization. The GMM Committee is chaired by the Board President and co-chaired by the Vice-President. The committee is active during the early spring and late summer/early fall.
The Fall 2017 GMM is scheduled for Saturday, October 21.
The Committee for Combating Oppression was formed at the November 2015 board meeting. The committee’s primary responsibility is to coordinate Board learning and discussions around inclusivity, equity, and diversity.
Cooperation Among Cooperatives (NASCO and External Engagement)
Setting the Stage – Two years of GMM member conversations about ICC Austin identity, its role in society, and ideas for change:
Spring 2016 GMM Minutes – (ICC Austin drawbacks, benefits, and how we can do things better)
Fall 2016 GMM Minutes – (economic and social justice conversations)
Spring 2017 GMM Minutes – (what does ‘social justice’ mean for ICC Austin)
Fall 2017 GMM Minutes – (major areas of member interest in ICC Austin and ideas for action)
Late fall 2017, ICC Austin engaged with Mission Capital, a local non-profit, to help focus our ongoing conversations into an impactful, ground-up strategic plan:
Planning Process with Mission Capital – (service agreement and plan outline)
December 2017 “Themes Summary” results from Mission Capital – (based on new and old input from internal and external stakeholders)
January 2018 Board Retreat plan review/input (led by Mission Capital) – (high-level goal review and strategic direction)
Spring 2018 GMM World Cafe – (Strategic plan review, refinement, input by members)
Mission Capital consulting work ended in April 2018, with ICC Austin to fully develop the details of the ground-up framework:
Working Strategic Plan Draft – (working document)