Articles of Association

ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION

OF

WEST BENCH NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

ARTICLE I

NAME

The name of the association shall be “West Bench Neighborhood Association,” (herinafter, the “Association”).

ARTICLE II

OFFICE

The principal office of the Association shall the mailing address of the President of the Association.

ARTICLE III

PURPOSES

The Association is organized and will be operated to: A) provide an open process by which all members of the association may involve themselves in the affairs of the neighborhood; and B) identify the physical and social needs of the neighborhood; and C) identify ways to meet those needs, including seeking funding sources and programs; and D) educate members about issues affecting neighborhoods; and E) engage the neighborhood in the planning and development process; and F) provide an opportunity for the people of the neighborhood to participate in the decision-making processes of the agencies that impact neighborhoods.

ARTICLE IV

STRUCTURAL ORGANIZATION

This Association shall be composed of a Board of Directors and its officers, and a general membership as specified in the Bylaws of the Association.  Voting rights and procedures are to be as specified in the Bylaws of the Association.

ARTICLE V

POWERS

The authority of the Association is vested in the members as prescribed in the Bylaws of this Association.  The Association is empowered to: A) collect and disseminate information; B) conduct public meetings; C) engage in funding and fund-raising activities; and D) promote the purposes of the Association.

ARTICLE VI

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The affairs of the Association shall be managed by the Board of Directors.  The Directors shall be elected in the manner and for the terms as provided by the Bylaws of the Association.

ARTICLE VII

ARTICLES AND BYLAWS

The Articles and Bylaws of this Association may be altered, amended, or new Bylaws adopted as set forth in the Bylaws of the Association.

ARTICLE VIII

DISTRIBUTION OF PROPERTY ON DISSOLUTION

If the Association dissolves, its property shall be liquidated.  The proceeds shall be donated to the City of Boise to be used toward providing amenities to the area of Boise within the Association boundaries at the time of its dissolution.


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