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Area Government

To nominate yourself for Area Government:
Print out the nomination form and collect 100 signatures from residents of your area. Nomination packets must be turned in to one of the following locations by 5:00 PM on September 12, 2014:

Area Governments are responsible for providing programming and community development for each of our residential areas. Area Governments in the past have presented a wide range of programs including concerts, carnivals, BBQs, outdoor dances, and karaoke events.

Each Area Government consists of a minimum of a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary and Treasurer. These positions are elected in the Spring with remaining position openings filled early in the fall.

Area Governments receive funding from the Student Activities Trust Fund (SATF) each year. This is normally increased through fundraising and petitioning the Student Government Association (SGA) Senate for additional funds. The money is spent primarily on community programming, with some money allocated for administrative overhead.

Position Descriptions for Area Government Officers

Governor
• Oversees the operations of your Area Government
• Develops meeting agendas and conducts/facilitates Area Government meetings
• Meets weekly with advisor and other Area Government officers
• Encourages interaction and discussion among group members
• Attends RHA meetings every other week to meet with House Councils from the area
• Acts as a spokesperson for your organization to other campus organizations
• Follows up with committee chairs or other officers
• Leads goal setting and group building among your team
• Has signature responsibility and attends SR Training

Lt. Governor
• Shares many responsibilities negotiated with Governor
• Takes place of Governor in case of Governor 's absence
• Serves as the liason to House Councils
• Meets weekly with advisor and other Area Government officers

Secretary
• Records meeting minutes and distributes them
• Provides minutes to RHA and advisors
• Coordinates and edits newsletters
• Maintains Area Government bulletin board or posting area
• Meets weekly with advisor and other Area Government officers

Treasurer
• Responsible for all money management of the Area Government including proper
    depositing and record keeping
• Monitors ethical money allocation
• Oversees all fundraising efforts of Area Government
• Works closely with the Director of Finance and Business Services in the Center for Student • Development and reviews budget with advisors
• Submits semesterly budget report to SGA and advisors
• Meets weekly with advisor and other Area Government officers
• Has signature responsibility and attends SR training

Area Governments Contact Information

Southwest Area Government 545-0960
SWAG - Area Government Office located in Hampden

Orchard Hill Area Government 545-1385
OHAG - Area Government Office located in Grayson

Central Area Government 545-2080
CAG - Area Government Office located in Brett

Northeast Area Government 545-2770
NEAG - Area Government Office located in Dwight

North Area Government
NAG - Area Government Office located in North

Sylvan Area Government 545-1392
SAG - Area Government Office located in Cashin

CHCRC Area Government TBD

Information for Area Government Officers and Advisors

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