The Executive Board (Board of Directors)
The executive board is a functioning administrative group elected to take the necessary action to achieve the purposes of the council. It establishes the council program and carries out the resolutions, policies, and activities voted on by the council. It determines policy for the council in accordance with its delegated authority, and within the context of the Charter, Bylaws and the Rules and Regulations of the Boy Scouts of America. The board protects the long-range future of Scouting in the community.
- Approve the Council’s philosophy and review management’s performance in achieving it.
- Annually assess the ever-changing environment and approve the Council’s strategy in relation to it.
- Annually review and approve the Council’s budget.
- Approve major policies.
Elect, monitor, appraise, advise, stimulate, support, reward, and if deemed necessary or desirable, change top management. Regularly discuss with the CEO/Scout Executive if matters that are of concern to him/her or to the board.
- Be assured that management succession is properly being provided.
- Be assured that the status of organizational strength and human resources are equal to the requirements of the long range goals.
- Approve appropriate compensation and benefit policies and practices.
- Support the Council through personal financial contribution and through active participation in fundraising programs. Each member should be a Friend of Scouting.
- Participate in Board Committees in response to recommendations of the Nominating Committee or Council President.
- Annually review the performance of the Board and take steps (including its composition, organization, and responsibilities) to improve its performance.
Review the results achieved by management as compared with the Council’s philosophy, annual and long range goals, and the performance of similar councils. Be certain that the financial structure of the Council is adequate for its current needs and its long-range strategy.
- Provide candid and constructive criticism, advice, and comments.
- Approve major actions of the Council, such as: Capital expenditures on all projects over authorized limits and major changes in programs and services.
Be assured that the Board and its committees are adequately and currently informed — through reports and other methods — of the condition of the Council and its operations.
- Be assured that published reports properly reflect the operating results and financial condition of the Council.
- Ascertain that management has established appropriate policies to define and identify conflicts of interest throughout the Council and is diligently administering and enforcing those policies.
- Appoint independent auditors subject to approval by members.
- Review compliance with relevant material laws affecting the Council.
- Support the Council through personal financial contribution and through active participation in fundraising programs. Each member should be enrolled as a Friend of Scouting.
- Promote Scouting and the Council whenever and wherever possible. Through vocational and avocational activity, be on the lookout for potential Scouters — recommend names and assist with recruiting when asked.
- Participate in the work of the Council by attending Executive Board meetings and by taking part in the work of one of the Council ”committees”.
- Speak freely and participate actively in helping to formulate Council plans, procedures, and policies — then firmly support decisions reached by the Board. (Note: While each Board Member must assure themselves of the propriety of each recommendation, express their view and ask pertinent questions, the Executive Board relies on the judgment and ability of its departments and their committees and rarely does the Board engage in full-scale debate. Items presented to the Board for action will, with very few exceptions, have been thoroughly reviewed by the appropriate Council Committee and have been presented to the Executive Committee for approval.)
Your opportunities for service come through attendance at Board meetings where basic decisions are made, participation in council committees as assigned, and through acceptance of special responsibilities which you may be asked to assume occasionally.
2021 Executive Board
|Council President||FINANCE||Manuel “Manny” Guerra III|
|Prior President||FINANCE||Andy Hagan|
|Vice President of Finance||FINANCE||Sandra Langley|
|Assistant Treasurer||AUDIT||Steve Shimotsu C.P.A.|
|Vice President of Administration||ADMINISTRATION||Col. Glenn R. Hill|
|Capital Campaign Member at Large||ADMINISTRATION||Dr. Uvaldo Cantu Jr.|
|Administration Member at Large||ADMINISTRATION||T. Mark Blakemore|
|Vice President of Endowment||ENDOWMENT||Christopher H. Boswell|
|Endowment Committee Chair||ENDOWMENT||Robert McAllen|
|Endowment Member at Large||ENDOWMENT||Christopher H. Boswell|
|Endowment Member at Large||ENDOWMENT||Steven H. Shimotsu, C.P.A.|
|Nominating Committee Chair||Dr. Uvaldo Cantu, Jr.|
|Vice President of of Programs||PROGRAMS||Dr. Sharon Cavazos|
|Scout Executive||Rudy Gonzalez|
|Council Commissioner||Patricia Garcia|
|Legal Council||John D. Guevara|
|Order of the Arrow Advisor||ORDER OF THE ARROW||Cherie Camacho|
|Properties Member at Large||PROPERTIES||Dr. Jake Margo|
|Properties Member at Large||PROPERTIES||T. Mark Blakemore|
|Properties Member at Large||PROPERTIES||Bob Duncan|
Positions Open for Nomination
- Supervises the council and its officers
- Assures that chartered duties and obligations, both national and local, are met.
- Presides at meetings of the council, board of directors, and executive committee and operations meetings.
- Is ex-officio member of all committees
- Appoints chairmen of council operating committees, with the approval of the board.
- Serves as a National Council Representative for the Council.
- Attends board meetings and reports to the board in field of responsibility.
- Attends executive committee meetings and lends expertise to the decision-making process.
- Responsible for the creating and maintaining community relationships.
- Charter Partners
- Community Organizations
- Service Groups and other Non-Profits
- Religious Groups and Associations
- Assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the president.