Harford County, MD
 
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[Adopted by Bill No. 13-7]

§ 9-103.6 Establishment.

[Amended by Bill No. 15-021]
A. 
There is a Harford County Cultural Arts Advisory Board.
B. 
The Board shall make recommendations to the Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees.

§ 9-103.7 Membership.

A. 
The Board shall consist of 15 citizen representatives and a member of the County Council, who is an ex officio, non voting member.
B. 
The members shall be appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council pursuant to Section 223 of the Harford County Charter.
C. 
The Board members shall:
(1) 
Be residents of the County; and
(2) 
Insofar as possible, be representative of the County's population with respect to race, gender, political affiliation and geography.

§ 9-103.8 Terms of office; vacancies.

A. 
The terms of the members are coterminous with that of the County Executive.
B. 
At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies.
C. 
A vacancy on the Board shall be filled in the manner of original appointment.

§ 9-103.9 Meetings; quorum; absences.

A. 
The Board shall meet at least 9 times per year.
B. 
Eight members of the Board constitute a quorum.
C. 
Any member missing 3 or more consecutive meetings shall be deemed to have terminated his or her membership on the Board, unless the Board shall, by a majority vote, excuse one or more of the absences.
D. 
Each member of the Board shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties.

§ 9-103.10 Officers.

A. 
The Board shall annually select a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson and a Secretary from among its members.
B. 
The Chairperson shall only be permitted to vote when the Chair's vote will break or create a tie vote.
C. 
The Board may elect any other officers it deems necessary.

§ 9-103.11 Powers and duties.

[Amended by Bill No. 15-021]
A. 
The Board shall have the following powers and duties:
(1) 
To promote and support the overall development of arts and culture in Harford County;
(2) 
To encourage local government and citizen interest in the arts and culture;
(3) 
To accept and process nominations for Harford Living Treasures;
(4) 
To encourage and promote programs that will enhance the appreciation and enjoyment of the arts and culture by all citizens of Harford County;
(5) 
The Board, along with the Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees, shall provide a report of its activities annually to the Harford County Council.
B. 
The Board may:
(1) 
Adopt regulations to carry out the purposes of this article; and
(2) 
Adopt bylaws governing the conduct of its business.