In all categories of membership, candidates must be recommended by the Executive Board and confirmed by vote of the membership.
Types of Membership
Full and active membership shall be open solely to the senior Human Services official from each county and city in Virginia who has direct access to the Chief Administrative Officer, and who holds a position of oversight, management or coordination of a range of Human Services functions from various local government departments, divisions or agencies with that unit of government.
Associate membership shall be open to those who hold a position associated with human services functions within a unit of government. A full member of VALHSO from the same unit of government must sponsor candidates for Associate Membership. Associate members shall vote, hold office ,may be members and chairs of standing and ad hoc committees and fully participate in meetings and other business of the organization.
Heritage Membership, an emeritus category of membership, shall be open by invitation of the association to all those who have been full, associate or special members of the organization. Emeritus members shall vote, hold office, be members of standing and ad hoc committees and fully participate in meetings and other business of the organization.
- Full and active membership, with voting privileges and the right to hold office, may also be extended when deemed appropriate, to a representative from another organization.
- The Association may choose to offer a special membership to an individual closely affiliated with VALHSO but who is not a local government employee. This category of membership is fully discretionary and may only be offered if recommended by the Executive Committee and upon vote of the Membership. Such a Special Member may participate in all Association activities, have access to the Collab and any other communications, vote, may sit on Committees but may not hold office or chair a standing committee.
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