Resolution 19-01: Change in Articles of Incorporation *DRAFT*

  • Area Originating From: Area 3
  • General Session Action: Draft
  • Submitted by: Cascade CD
 

***** DRAFT to be considered at the 2019 Area 3 Meeting *****

WHEREAS, conservation districts under the provision of Montana State Law are the driving force behind the purpose and necessity of the Association; and

WHEREAS, a substantial part of the overall mission of Montana Association of Conservation Districts is to plan, promote and consummate a comprehensive system of natural resource conservation for the state of Montana through local conservation districts. Montana Association of Conservation Districts aids in the prevention and control of soil and water erosion and the efficient use and conservation of soil, water and other natural resources through local conservation districts; and 

WHEREAS, Montana Association of Conservation Districts advocates on behalf of local conservation districts for the Montana Department of Natural Resources to preserve budgetary appropriations that promote conservation activities and programs at the local level; and  

WHEREAS, Montana Association of Conservation Districts is a non-profit, non-partisan organization, incorporated under the laws of the state of Montana, conducting all lawful business under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code; and    

WHEREAS, The Montana Association of Conservation Districts spends less than 20% of its overall budget and time in lobbying activities; and  

WHEREAS, Montana Association of Conservation Districts cannot receive tax deductible donations, grant funding or sponsorships as a 501(c)(4);   

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Montana Association of Conservation Districts shall amend the Articles of Incorporation from a 501(c)(4) to a 501(c)(3).

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Montana Association of Conservation Districts shall amend its Corporate by-laws to reflect the Articles of Incorporation.