Section 239:3

    239:3 Board of Directors. –
I. The board of directors of COAST may include but is not limited to the following representatives:
(a) 5 from the governor's blue ribbon commission on seacoast transportation or from companies with 250 or more employees;
(b) One from every town or city served by COAST;
(c) One from the Strafford county commission;
(d) One from the Rockingham county commission;
(e) One each from 3 private, urban, fixed route transportation companies;
(f) One from the university system of New Hampshire;
(g) One each from 2 social service agencies providing transportation in Rockingham county;
(h) One each from 2 social service agencies providing transportation in Strafford county;
(i) One from a taxi company;
(j) One from the state council on aging;
(k) One each from the Strafford regional planning commission and the Rockingham planning commission;
(l) One each from the Rochester, Dover, Portsmouth and Exeter Chambers of Commerce;
(m) One from the governor's commission on disability;
(n) One from the department of transportation;
(o) One from the Rochester-Dover-Portsmouth metropolitan planning organization's policy committee;
(p) One non-voting from the United States Department of Transportation, division I, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
II. Each entity in paragraph I of this section may appoint an alternate who will serve if the primary board member is absent. The board of directors shall hold office for 2 years. All initial appointments shall be regarded as having begun on the day of the annual meeting.
III. Annually, the board of directors shall elect one of its members as chairman and another as vice chairman. The directors shall elect a secretary and a treasurer who shall also be board members, and the same person may serve both as secretary and as treasurer. The officers shall be elected by majority vote.
IV. The directors shall serve without compensation, but COAST shall reimburse its directors for actual expenses appropriately and necessarily incurred in the discharge of their duties.

Source. 1985, 185:1. 1990, 140:1, eff. June 18, 1990.