WILD FOR LIFE FOUNDATION (WFLF)
Board of Directors
Role of the WFLF Board of Directors
The chief objective for WFLF's Board is to be effective in the provision of a support for the mission of WFLF as well as support for WFLF's framework of policies so that management, staff, and volunteers can focus upon the day-to-day tasks of making WFLF’s mission a reality.
The three main responsibilities that WFLF's Board of Directors are required to be accountable for are, 1) the duty of care which requires sound and informed judgments in decision-making roles, 2) the duty of loyalty: which required that the interests of WFLF must avoid conflicts of interest and be placed before any personal or professional concerns and, 3) the duty of obedience which requires that WFLF remains committed to its established mission, while ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
As consistent with best practices of nonprofit governance, WFLF achieves a balance in leadership through an active Board of Directors and dedicated staff who are led by its Executive Director. WFLF’s Board of Directors in turn provides oversight and guidance to the Executive Director. WFLF’s Board ensures that WFLF stays aligned with its mission and values in addition to complying with all federal and state laws.
Board of Directors Code
The WFLF Board expects of itself and its members ethical and business-like conduct. This commitment includes proper use of authority and appropriate decorum in group and individual behavior when acting as Board members. Board members vow to understand, respect, support and uphold the mission, vision, bylaws, goals, philosophies, objectives, policies, services and programs of the WILD FOR LIFE FOUNDATION (WFLF) and the laws and regulations under which it is founded. Board members must exercise the duties and responsibilities of their positions with integrity, collegiality, and care. They must also represent WFLF with unconflicted loyalty and this accountability supersedes any conflicting loyalty such as that to their own personal or professional interests, or interest groups or membership on other Boards or staffs. Further Board member policies are set forth in WFLF Bylaws and Policies.