Something we believe makes our organization unique is the purposeful constituencies represented on the Board. According to Merrick’s bylaws, there shall be at least twelve (12) Trustees on the Board representing the following constituencies:
- Approximately one-third (1/3) will be advocates of clients receiving Day Training & Habilitation (DT&H) services;
- Approximately one-third (1/3) will be professionals working in long-term care and/or social service programs; and
- Approximately one-third (1/3) will be from the “community-at-large.”
All Trustees are entitled to vote and have equal rights and preferences. Each Trustee is elected to a three (3) year term and may serve a maximum of four consecutive terms. Terms are staggered so that approximately one-third (1/3) of the Trustee positions are open for election at each annual meeting. Trustees and Officers of the Board are not compensated in any manner.