Section 1. The Board shall elect a Chair and Vice-Chair for one-year terms at the regular May meeting of each calendar year, such terms of office to begin on July 1 immediately following election. The Chair shall be authorized to approve minor emergency items during the period between Board meetings; memoranda of such approvals are to be filed in the Board records for inspection by the Board.

Section 2. The Chair shall preside at all meetings, appoint committees, serve as the primary spokesperson for the Board with the media, and perform such other duties as authorized by statute and as delegated by the Board. Any appointment made by the Chair shall be subject to approval by the Board; persons appointed by the Chair may be authorized by the Chair to exercise the powers, duties and functions of the office to which appointed until approval or non-approval by the Board at the first regular meeting following the appointment.

Section 3. The Vice-Chair shall assume the duties of the Chair when so ordered or when the Chair is absent or otherwise unable to serve.