3381.05 Appointment of board of trustees.

Within sixty days after a regional arts and cultural district has been created , the board of trustees of the district shall be appointed as provided in this section. Members of a board of trustees of a regional arts and cultural district created by the exclusive action of a county shall be appointed by the board of county commissioners of the county. A board of trustees of a district created by two or more political subdivisions shall consist of the number of members, and shall be appointed by the public officers or bodies, as shall be provided in the resolutions or ordinances creating the district, or any amendments to them. All members of a board of trustees of a regional arts and cultural district shall be persons who have broad knowledge and experience in the arts or cultural heritage and shall have other qualifications as are specified in the resolutions or ordinances creating the district, or any amendments to them; provided that at least two members of the board of trustees shall be persons who devote a major portion of their time to practicing, performing, or teaching any of the arts or who are professional administrators in any field of the arts or cultural heritage, and the resolutions or ordinances creating the district shall so provide. All members of the board of trustees also shall be qualified electors in the district's territory. The appointing authority shall consider for appointment as members of the board of trustees, but need not appoint, persons nominated by area arts councils, as defined in section 757.03 of the Revised Code, located within the district; provided that all those persons shall meet the qualifications specified in this section and the resolutions or ordinances creating the district. The resolutions or ordinances creating the district may, but need not, provide that the members of an area arts council located within the district shall constitute the board of trustees of the district. The appointing authority , at any time, may remove a member of the board of trustees for misfeasance, nonfeasance, or malfeasance in office. The initially appointed members of the board of trustees of any regional arts and cultural district shall serve staggered terms of one, two, and three years. Thereafter, each member shall serve a term of three years, except that any person appointed to fill a vacancy shall be appointed to only the unexpired term. Any member is eligible for reappointment, except as otherwise provided in the resolutions or ordinances creating the district, or any amendment to them.

Effective Date: 11-07-1979; 09-29-2005