OUR GOVERNANCE POLICIES, BYLAWS, STRATEGIC PLAN AND MINUTES
STEPS strives to model the participative governance that is rooted in the U.S. Constitution and the UN Declaration of Human Rights. STEPS Bylaws and Coalition Governance Policies and Procedures reflect the values and principles of shared responsibility. This shared responsibility affirms the gifts and contributions of all Members and at the same time recognizes that individuals participate in the Coalition’s decision‐making in a variety of ways.
Steps By‐Laws sets forth the purpose of Steps as a Corporation, The By‐Laws defines membership in the Coalition, how often the Board must meet, number of Board Members, role of the Board and directors, role of officers and the executive committee, procedures for discussion and decisions, Coalition Governance, amendments and dissolution.
In 2014 with the support of Karen Sock of Sock Enterprises, who served as the external facilitator, Steps Board of Directors, staff and Coalition Partners completed a series of small group meetings across several cities in the 3 coastal counties to identify Steps Strategic Priorities and Strategies over a five‐year period.