Code of Conduct & Ethics
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Code of Conduct & Ethics

Code of Conduct & Ethics

Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo Association Inc.

(Hereinafter named PLS&R)

Board Members & Volunteers

Goal: To establish a set of principles and practices of the PLS&R Board Members and Volunteers that will set parameters and provide guidance and direction for conduct and decision-making while representing or conducting PLS&R business.

Code: Members of the Board of Directors as well as the Volunteers of PLS&R are committed to observing and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct in the performance of their responsibilities with PLS&R. Board members and Volunteers pledge to accept this code as a minimum guideline for ethical conduct and shall:

Accountability

1. Faithfully abide by the Articles of Incorporation, by-laws and policies of PLS&R.

2. Exercise reasonable care, good faith and due diligence in organizational affairs.

3. Fully disclose, at the earliest opportunity, information that may result in a perceived for actual conflict of interest.

4. Fully disclose, at the earliest opportunity, information of fact that would have significance in board decision-making.

5. Remain accountable for prudent fiscal management to association members, the board, and nonprofit sector, and where applicable, to government and funding bodies.

Professional Excellence

6. Maintain a professional level of courtesy, respect, and objectivity in all PLS&R activities.

7. Strive to uphold those practices and assist other PLS&R members of the board in upholding the highest standards of conduct.

8. Impairment while conducting PLS&R Business is strictly prohibited.

Personal Gain

9. Exercise the powers invested for the good of all members of PLS&R rather than for his or her personal benefit, or that of the nonprofit they represent.

Equal Opportunity

10. Ensure the right of all association members to appropriate and effective services without discrimination on the basis of geography, political, religious, or socio-economical characteristics.

11. Ensure the right of all association members to appropriate and effective services without discrimination on the basis of the organization’s volunteer or staff make-up in respect to gender, sexual orientation, national origin, race, religion, age, political affiliation or disability, in accordance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

Confidential Information

12. Respect the confidentiality of sensitive information known due to board service.

Collaboration and Cooperation

13. Respect the diversity of opinions as expressed or acted upon by the PLS&R board, committees and membership, and formally register dissent as appropriate.

14. Promote collaboration, cooperation, and partnership among association members.

Acknowledgment and Acceptance

All member must accept the Code of Conduct & Ethics policy each year.

Revision History by the PLS&R Board of Directors, Code of Conduct adopted August 13, 2018.

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