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Is The Board of Directors/Trustees Eligible?

Fifty-one percent (51%) of the Directors/Trustees must be either eligible minority group members or women. If there is a voting membership entitled to elect Directors/Trustees, fifty-one percent (51%) of the voting membership must be either minority group members or women.

To be an eligible Directors/Trustees, you must be:

  • At least 18 years old.
  • A U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States who has U.S. permanent residence status and has been designated as "eligible" to participate in affirmative purchasing and contracting programs.
  • An eligible woman or person(s) with a cultural heritage from a minority group.


Eligbility Type Criteria
Minority
An adult permanent resident of the United States who meets one or more of the following definitions:
(a) American Indian or Native American means: all persons having origins in any of the original peoples of North America and who are recognized as an Indian by a tribe or tribal organization.
(b) Asian means: All persons having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian sub-continent, or the Pacific Islands, including, but not limited to China, Japan, Korea, Samoa, India, and the Philippine Islands.
(c) Black means: All persons having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa, including, but not limited to, African-Americans, and all persons having origins in any of the original peoples of the Cape Verdean Islands.
(d) Eskimo or Aleut means: All persons having origins in any of the peoples of Northern Canada, Greenland, Alaska, and Eastern Siberia.
(e) Hispanic means: All persons having their origins in any of the Spanish-speaking peoples of Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Central or South America, or the Caribbean Islands.
Woman
An adult permanent resident of the United States who meets the following definition:

You are female.



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