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SAME Governance

SAME is a 501(c)(3), headquartered in Alexandria, Va. The organization is led by a 47-member National Board of Direction, which includes five National Officers (President, President-Elect, Past President, and two Vice Presidents), and a national office staff led by an Executive Director. In addition to their strategic duties as national officers, three positions maintain oversight of three key components of the organization: the President-Elect oversees the Academy of Fellows and its Chair while one Vice President oversees the Committee & Councils and their Chairs while the other Vice President oversees the Regional Vice Presidents. The SAME Board of Direction is comprised of the National Officers, 17 Regional Vice Presidents, 13 Committees & Councils, and 12 Elected Directors.

The SAME Foundation was established in 2016 and is currently accepting submissions for its Board of Directors, which is scheduled to be set by January 2017. The SAME Executive Director is also the Executive Director of the Foundation, and while the Foundation Board is separate from the SAME Board of Direction, the SAME Board is the ranking entity.

Below you will find documents and resources on SAME's governance, as well as financial reports. Past year information can be found in the archives section at the bottom.

Resources & Documents

SAME Constitution* Nominating Procedures (updated 11-13-18)
SAME Certificate of Incorporation
SAME Bylaws
 SAME National Organization BOD Minimum Expectations
 SAME National Leadership   Intro to Robert's Rules of Order
SAME 2020 Strategic Plan BOD Legal Duties
Run to 2020 & Beyond Action Plan (DRAFT)  SAME Conflict of interest Policy
2018 SAME Industry - Government Engagement Plan SAME Whistleblower Policy
SAME National Governance Summary  
IRS Determination Letter  
SAME Investment Policy Guidance   SAME Past Presidents

*To honor the enduring purpose of SAME as established in the original Constitution (Article II). The original Constitution will remain fixed as originally written. - voted by the Board of Direction in Fall, 2017.

Financial & Tax Information 

SAME Governance Archives

2015 Meeting Archive

2014 Meeting Archive



2013 Meeting Archive

2012 Meeting Archive