Arkansas Basin Roundtable

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Monday, January 23, 2006

Need a confllict of interest section in Bylaws

One of the major issues for organizations, both governmental and even non-profits, in recent years is violations of conflict of interest. And this is related to the erosion of public confidence. I believe that the Arkansas Basin Roundtable needs a conflict of interest section in our Bylaws and recommend the following that I have modified from "Water for the People", a part of the American Waterworks Association:

>>The Arkansas Basin Roundtable realizes that a conflict of interest may exist when the interests or concerns of any officer, or member, or said person's immediate family, or any party, group, or organization to which said person has allegiance, may be seen as competing with the interests or concerns of this organization.

Any possible conflict of interest shall be disclosed to the Roundtable by the person concerned. When any such conflict of interest is relevant to a matter requiring action by the Roundtable, the interested person shall not vote on the matter, and shall retire from the room in which the Roundtable (or its committee) is meeting and shall not participate in the final deliberation or decision regarding the matter under consideration. This shall also apply to actions that may be taken by those elected as Interbasin Roundtable Compact Committee representatives.<<
SeEtta Moss