SAME Governance

SAME Governance

SAME is a 501(c)(3), located in Alexandria, Va. The organization is led by the SAME Board of Direction, which includes six National Officers (President, President-Elect, Past President, and three Vice Presidents), 17 Regional Vice Presidents, Chairs of SAME’s Communities of Interest, and 12 Elected Directors who serve three-year terms, as well as Appointed Directors and additional non-voting members. The Society is supported by the National Office staff, based in Alexandria, Va.

The SAME Foundation was established in 2016 and is led by a Board of Directors. SAME’s Executive Director is also Executive Director of the SAME Foundation, and while the SAME Foundation Board is separately run from the SAME Board of Direction, the SAME Board of Direction is the ranking entity.

Resources & Documents

SAME Constitution IRS Determination Letter
SAME Certificate of Incorporation SAME Investment Policy Guidance
SAME Bylaws (updated 5-9-22) National Leadership Nominating Procedures (updated 9-27-21)
RVP Manual BOD Minimum Expectations
SAME National Leadership Intro to Robert’s Rules of Order
SAME 2025 Strategic Plan BOD Legal Duties
Post Operations Manual SAME Conflict of interest Policy
2018 SAME Industry – Government Engagement Plan SAME Whistleblower Policy
SAME National Governance Summary Industry-Govt. Engagement Procedures
SAME Code of Conduct National BOD Travel & Lodging Policy
National Governance Cycle COI Operations Manual
Request for Foundation Funds DRAFT DEI Action Plan
Membership Business Procedures Guide DRAFT Awards & Recognition Policies & Procedures

Governance Archives

Minutes/Reports – 2022
Minutes/Reports – 2021
Minutes/Reports – 2020
Minutes/Reports – 2019
Minutes/Reports – 2018
Minutes/Reports – 2017
Meeting Archive – 2016
Meeting Archive – 2015

2015 Annual Report and 2020 Strategic Plan [VIDEO]

Board of Direction Meeting l November 3, 2015

Board of Direction Meeting l May 18, 2015

Executive Committee Meeting l March 11, 2015

Executive Committee Meeting l February 04, 2015

Meeting Archive – 2014

2014 Form 990


Board of Direction Meeting l December 08, 2014

Executive Committee Meeting l August 19, 2014

Board of Direction Meeting l May 20, 2014

Executive Committee Meeting l February 11, 2014

Meeting Archive – 2013

2013 Audited Financial Statement

2013 Form 990 – Part 1, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax

2013 Form 990 – Part 2, Schedules A-O


Executive Committee Meeting l November 21-22, 2013

Executive Committee Meeting l August 7, 2013

Executive Committee Meeting l July 26, 2013

Board of Direction Meeting | May 21, 2013

Executive Committee Meeting | February 20, 2013

Meeting Archive 2012

2012 Military Engineering Brief

2012 Audited Financial Statement

2012 National Update


Board of Direction Meeting l December 13, 2012

Executive Committee Meeting l August 6, 2012

Board of Direction Meeting l May 25, 2012

Executive Committee Meeting l March 12, 2012