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Does Your Board Meeting Need a Parliamentarian?

/ Owner - February 20, 2019

n large association membership meetings or conventions, it is common to find someone serving as parliamentarian (whether a member or outside credentialed professional). A question often asked, though, is:  “Does our board meeting need a parliamentarian?”  (For purposes of full disclosure, I’m an attorney, Certified Professional Parliamentarian, Professional Registered Parliamentarian, past President of the American College of Parliamentary Lawyers, and author of two books on meeting procedure.)A parliamentarian is simply an adviser to the presiding officer and other officers, committees and members on matters of meeting procedure. There is no one-size-fits-all answer, but: The president and board members need to understand enough about parliamentary procedure to do their jobs properly. Some states mandate that in certain types of organizations (think homeowner or condominium associations or governmental bodies) membership and board meetings follow a particular parliamentary book,      Read the article………………..

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