Governance

Each member has an equal voice at the Annual Meeting and membership meetings. These meetings are the society's definitive governing authority. In the intervals between member meetings, the VMS Council conducts the society's affairs. The Council meets to discuss the policy, governance, operations, and finances of the organization. The Council's membership includes VMS officers and representatives of county medical societies, the Vermont chapters of specialty societies, the Vermont Department of Health, and the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

Council meetings (click here for upcoming schedule) are open to all VMS members.

Officers elected at the Annual Meeting represent member physicians. The Executive Committee is comprised of the president, the immediate past president, the vice president, the secretary, and the treasurer. The Executive Committee meets regularly and reports to the VMS Council.

The Executive Committee (click here for upcoming schedule) also reviews the operating budget of the organization and reports to the Council on the society's finances. An annual outside audit or review is conducted and is available upon request to all members.

The Investment Committee oversees VMS's reserve and special funds in concert with an outside financial advisor.

 

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