Basic Responsibilities of the President
- The president is the key leader of the chapter.
- Makes sure that the board and committees are functioning properly.
- Delegates as much authority to the officers, directors, and committee chairmen as possible to avoid being burdened with details.
- Presides over the executive committee, board, and chapter/region meetings in accordance with established parliamentary procedures.
- Appoints chairmen of standing and special committees. If the committee selects committee members, they should be approved by the president.
- Maintains close liaisons with Institute directors.
- Keeps the members informed - may write a "President's Column" in the chapter/region newsletter to discuss policy changes, new programs, and other important issues.
- Acts as spokesperson for the chapter/region; speaking before construction industry groups to enhance the image of CSI.
- Is thoroughly conversant with the Rules of the Board of the Institute and the Regulations for Annual Meetings of the Institute.