Artspace Housing Cooperative

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Governance in a housing co-op starts with the General Membership when the members/shareholders meet in a large group. 

When together in a properly gathered meeting, the General Membership has the most 'power' and influence in the 

Co-op. This is when we approve our Bylaws, Policies, Procedures, or general rules. 

The General membership elects a Board of Directors among themselves. The Board of Directors, in turn, attend to the day-to-day business of the Co-op. The Board of Directors is responsible and accountable to act within our approved By-laws and Policies.

No Board Member, not even the President, can act alone outside of direction provided by the General Membership or authorized board decision. And the Board cannot make a decision that contradicts the Bylaws and Policies.