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WVC 31 - 18 D- 5 §31-18D-5. Housing Trust Fund Board of Directors.
(a) The Affordable Housing Trust Fund has a Board of Directors, which consists of eleven voting members. The members of the Board are responsible for administering the Trust Fund.

(b) The Trust Fund Board of Directors consists of:

(1) The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources, ex officio, or his or her designee;

(2) The Executive Director of the West Virginia Development Office, ex officio, or his or her designee;

(3) The Executive Director of the West Virginia Housing Development Fund, ex officio, or his or her designee;

(4) One member representative of the manufactured housing sales industry, with special consideration of three nominees submitted by the West Virginia Manufactured Housing Association;

(5) One member representative of the real estate development or real estate sales industry, with special consideration of three nominees submitted by the West Virginia Association of Realtors;

(6) One member who is an executive director or an officer of a local, community-based not-for-profit organization currently licensed to do business in West Virginia and which is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, codified in 26 U.S.C. §501 (c)(3), and are organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of that section, and in accordance with those purposes, provide housing assistance to low or moderate income citizens of this state;

(7) One member representative of the banking industry;

(8) One member who is an officer or member of a municipality or county commission, or his or her designee;

(9) One member who is an executive director of a public housing authority operating in a county or municipality in this state;

(10) One member who is an executive director or officer of a statewide not-for-profit organization which has as one of its primary missions the provision of housing assistance to low and moderate income citizens of this state, currently licensed to do business in West Virginia and is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, codified in 26 U.S.C. §501 (c)(3), and is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of that section; and

(11) One member representative of the homebuilding industry, with special consideration of three nominees submitted by the Homebuilders Association of West Virginia.

(c) Not more than four of the members, excluding the ex officio members, may belong to the same political party. Except for midterm special appointments made to fill irregular vacancies on the Board, members shall be appointed for terms of three years each. Members are eligible for reappointment. However, no member may serve for more than two consecutive full terms. Except for midterm special appointments made to fill irregular vacancies on the Board, appointment terms shall begin on the first day of July of the beginning year. All appointment terms, special and regular, end on the thirtieth day of June of the final year of the term.

(d) All members of the Board except those who serve ex officio shall be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate.

(e) The Governor may remove any appointed member in case of incompetency, neglect of duty, moral turpitude or malfeasance in office, and the Governor may declare the office vacant and fill the vacancy as provided in other cases of vacancy.

(f) The Board shall annually select its chairperson.

(g) The Board shall meet not less than four times during the fiscal year, and additional meetings may be held upon a call of the chairperson or of a majority of the members. Board members shall be reimbursed for sums necessary to carry out responsibilities of the Board and for reasonable travel expenses to attend Board meetings. The ex officio members may not be reimbursed by the Fund for travel expenses to attend Board meetings.

(h) Six members of the Board is a quorum. No vacancy in the membership of the Board impairs the right of a quorum to exercise all the rights and perform all the duties of the Board. Action may be taken by the affirmative vote of a majority of members present at a properly noticed and legally convened meeting of the Board.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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