Bylaws of Merit Network, Inc.Amended July 6, 2007
Article IX. Administration
The Board of Directors shall appoint the President of Merit Network, Inc. The President shall be the chief executive officer of
the corporation and shall act in such a manner, and shall be responsible for such duties, appropriate to that officer. The
President shall have general charge of and control over the affairs of the corporation. However the President shall always be under
the supervisory power of the Board. The President shall be an ex officio Merit Network, Inc. Board representative without voting
With Board approval the president may appoint one or more vice presidents to act in the President's absence or to perform
such duties as the President may delegate.
It will be Merit Network, Inc. policy to undertake its planning, budgeting, purchasing, and operational activities to provide the
greatest value to its Members. Any Member disagreeing with the manner in which an activity is being undertaken by Merit shall
provide prompt written notice of its complaint or suggestion to Merit and the other Members in reasonable detail, whereupon the
Board shall convene a special meeting to discuss the complaint or suggestion or schedule it for discussion at the next regular
meeting as the Board deems appropriate. The action (or decision not to act) of the Board on the complaint or suggestion shall
thereupon be conclusive.
Projects or proposals may be submitted to Merit Network, Inc., by or through any representative.
Proposals seeking support for any project involving Merit Network, Inc., from any source shall be approved by vote of
the Board of Directors at any annual or special meeting or by the Chair and the President according to guidelines established
by the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors shall appoint a fiscal agent who shall be responsible, within policy set by the representatives, for
handling funds and maintaining accountability of any grants or contracts of any project undertaken by Merit Network, Inc. The
fiscal agent may be changed at any meeting of the Board of Directors, subject to approval by the Board as described in Article X,