The Executive Committee has three key responsibilities: Finance, Nominations, and Human Resources.
It works closely with the Executive Director and the staff to manage accounts and to prepare an annual budget for Board and AGM approval. Committees submit Meeting Expense Budgets and Initiative Requests to the Executive Committee to include in the budget preparation. The Executive Committee also ensures that the organization is audited on an annual basis with an audit report of the Financial Statement to the AGM.
This Committee is also responsible for serving notices to the Board of vacancies in ARTA committees, the ARTA Board, the ARTA Trust and the ARTA Foundation. Nomination forms are provided and collected for vacancies in Standing as well as Ad Hoc Committees and officer positions at the AGM and for the ARTA Trust and the ARTA Foundation at its May Board meeting. Procedures for the nominations and voting are established in Policy and Procedures. The Past President serves as Chair of this committee and presides over the voting procedures at AGM and Board meetings where voting occurs.
In addition, the Executive Committee is a committee that ensures adequate office staffing is in place. It sets the salary and benefits for the Executive Director and works with the Executive Director in the stagey for the office operational budget, office staff salaries and benefits. It regularly examines the roles and responsibilities of office staff and is responsible for the assessment of the Executive Director on an annual basis.