Original Bylaws 

These were the bylaws under which MVCC operated from 1998 until April 19th, 2017.

January 1998

Article I. Name and Area Represented

The name of the organization is the Greater Madison Valley Community Council (GMVCC). We are incorporated as a non-profit group in Washington State. Our address is 4111 East Madison Street, #290 Seattle Washington 98122. The area we represent is bounded on the north by East Helen Street and the west boundary of the Arboretum , on the west by 23rd Avenue East, on the east by Lake Washington Boulevard and on the south by East Denny Way.

Article II. Purpose

Our purpose is to represent the residents of our neighborhood, to provide a democratic forum for all members, and to protect and advance the interests of the community before municipal, state and federal agencies.

Article III. Membership

All residents of our neighborhood designated in Article I shall be eligible for membership. The amount of any dues will be determined by membership vote.

Article IV. Meetings, Quorum, Voting

The Council shall meet at least nine times a year. All Council meetings will be open to the membership. Time and place of meetings shall be announced well in advance. A quorum for conducting any official business shall be twelve members in good standing. Each member shall have one vote. Business meetings shall be conducted in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order.

Article V. Officers and Elections

The Council shall elect the following officers: a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Co-officers may be chosen if the members wish. Terms of office shall be one year and officers may be re-elected. The responsibilities of these officers shall be defined from time to time as the Council decides. Nomination and election of officers shall take place at the May meeting. Officers will assume their duties immediately. All records and documents must be passed to the new officers before the meeting following the election.

Article VI. Executive Committee or Board

There will be an executive committee composed of the elected officers and heads of acting committees. The Board, chaired by the President may discuss policy and emerging problems and will do their business between regular membership meetings. Their actions will serve the purposes of the Council as stated in Article II and must be reported to the general membership. Acting committees shall be established anytime by membership vote.