The information on this page pertains to governance of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem. This congregation operates as a 501c3 organization under laws of the State of Oregon and its own bylaws. The documentation provided here is for congregant review and governance transparency in conformance with the Oregon Sunshine Laws pertaining to non-profit organizations.
The UUCS Board of Directors is the governing body of the congregation. It represents and acts for the congregation in setting policy and conducting business. The Board ensures that the operations of UUCS are managed effectively in collaboration with the Ministers and Staff and volunteer teams and committees, in accordance with the bylaws.
UUCS is governed by its current bylaws, as approved by the congregation in the May 5, 2013 Annual Meeting.
According to our bylaws we hold an annual congregational meeting in May of each year. At the meeting, the congregation elects officers and board members,and a member of the nominating committee, approves the budget for the coming year, and receives reports from officers, the minister, the Director of Religious Exploration, and various committees.
Policies are adopted by the UUCS Board to define how UUCS effectively, efficiently and respectfully implements the UUCS Mission and Vision under the Bylaws of the congregation. We have entered into several Covenants within our Congregation, and with others:
Covenant of Good Relations
Simenfalva Partner Church Covenant
RE Family Covenant and Responsibilities
All policies are adopted by the board. Information about how to create or update a policy can be found in the Policy on Policies document. For the list of existing policies, see the Policies page.
5 Year Strategic Plan, adopted November, 2018