The officers of the commission shall be the chairperson and vice-chairperson.
(A) Chairperson and vice-chairperson. The chairperson and vice-chairperson shall be elected annually by the commission at its first meeting held in each calendar year. Such officers shall hold office until the first commission meeting in the following year and their successors are elected and qualified. In the event that the office of chairperson or vice-chairperson is vacated by reason of resignation, removal, or death of the officer, the commission shall convene within thirty days and fill the vacancy by holding a special election. The member elected to fill such office shall serve for the balance of the unexpired term.
(B) Duties of chairperson and vice-chairperson. The chairperson shall preside at all meetings. In the event that the chairperson cannot attend a meeting, the vice-chairperson shall preside in the chairperson's absence. At any time when the chairperson and vice-chairperson are absent from a meeting where a quorum exists, the members present at the meeting shall elect a presiding officer to act during the absence of the chairperson and vice-chairperson.