STRUCTURE & GOVERNANCE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The BOD of CWU meets once a year in person and other times as needed by conference call. It has two major functions:
program planning, implementation and monitoring, and
general business such as budget adjustments, personnel decisions and policy development.
The members include the officers, the program and nominating committee chairpersons, the regional coordinators, two representatives of the participating church-related women’s organizations, and the two Young Church Women United representatives. The President may appoint other committees and work groups.
STANDING COMMITTEES: are the Finance Committee, Personnel Committee, and Financial Development Committee
ENABLING COMMITTEES: are the Nominating Committee, and the Governance & Bylaws Committee
PROGRAM COMMITTEES: are the Celebrations Committee, the Action / Global Concerns Committee, and the Communications Committee
YOUNG CWU REPRESENTATIVES
The Young Women Representatives are a more recent addition to the Board of Directors and bring the perspectives of younger women to the program planning of CWU.
STATE UNITS & LOCAL UNITS
STATE UNITS: are geographically designated into larger groups known as Regions. A Regional Coordinator for each region is elected by the Common Council. They serve as a link between state and local units, the Common Council, BOD, and staff. Regional meetings are scheduled regularly, usually biennially.
LOCAL UNITS: connect to the Common Council and BOD through their state presidents, regional coordinaors, and members of the Council and Board in their region.
The National Offices employ staff to carry out the work of CWU and are located in New York City.