Falmouth Prevention Partnership Bylaws
(These bylaws governed the Falmouth Prevention Partnership from October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2013)
The Partnership is a community coalition of stakeholders from all sectors of the community who share a common interest in reducing substance abuse by Falmouth youth.
- Agree to support and promote community awareness about the mission of the Partnership
- Agree to participate in, or contribute to, activities of the Partnership
Partnership meetings are held on a quarterly basis to foster community awareness, education, communication and collaboration. Coalition meeting date, time and location are publicized at least 30 days in advance in order to encourage the attendance and participation of supporting members, partners and the general public.
- The Town of Falmouth is the fiscal agent and overall authority for all funding of the Partnership. All contracts must be reviewed and signed by the Town Manager.
- Falmouth Human Services serves as the town department responsible for overseeing the day to-day-fiscal management and the requirements of all funders.
- The Steering Committee of the Partnership is responsible for making funding decisions in accordance with the rules and regulations of funders.
The Program Director is a paid staff position whose role is to oversee all of the activities of the Partnership and is responsible for implementing the organization's strategic plan and developing an ongoing sustainability process. The Director reports to and works with the Steering Committee to assure that all programs and expenditure of funds are consistent with DFC requirements. The Director is also the voice of the Partnership in the community, both local and regional.
The Coalition Coordinator is a paid staff position whose role is to coordinate all of the activities to fulfill the mission of the Partnership.
- Facilitates the work of the Steering Committee and the Standing Governance, Strategic Planning, and Education and Communications teams.
- Facilitates the work of the community task forces.
- Fulfills recording requirements of funders.
- Serves as spokesperson in the community and recruits new members and partners.
Amendments to these bylaws may be made by consensus or majority vote of the Steering Committee.