March 23nd, 2022 Minutes - Governance Committee

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Social Equity Council | Governance Committee

Meeting Date and Time: March 23rd, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.

Meeting Type: Meeting of the SEC Governance Committee
Meeting Location: Virtual TEAMS


Chair: Ojala Naeem
Members: Andrea Comer, Avery Gaddis, Michael Jefferson, David Lehman, Ojala Naeem



February Meeting Minutes



Committee Members in Attendance via Electronic Device: Andrea Comer, David Lehman, Ojala Naeem

Committee Members Absent: Michael Jefferson & Avery Gaddis – Excused in Session

SEC Staff in Attendance via electronic device: Ginne-Rae Clay

1. Call to order & Roll Call
Committee Chair, Ojala Naeem, called the meeting to order at 1:04 p.m. and took attendance, confirming the existence of a quorum.

4. Review of February Minutes
Ms. Naeem asked for a review of the minutes. Andrea Comer motioned and David Lehman seconded that motion. None were opposed, none abstained. The motion carried.

5. Ethics Training Update
SEC Interim Executive Director, Ginne-Rae Clay reported that SEC Attorney Komla Matrevi, sent reminders to council members for ethics training last week and certificates of completion have been coming in.

6. Policies, Procedures and MOU with DECD Updates
SEC Attorney, Komla Matrevi, recommended that there will be two distribution lists: one for all staff to share general communications, i.e., minutes or agendas; and another for sensitive materials to a more restricted distribution list.
Also, notifications should be required for the resignation of council members and those documents are to be stored at 450 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT.

7. Recommendations to the Full Council
Ms. Naeem recapped that they will be taking the following to the full Council:
-Recommendation communications to be appropriately categorized by two distribution lists
-Updated on staff resignation letters on file

Executive Session
Ms. Naeem asked the Committee for a motion to enter Executive Session for the purpose of developing a review process for the Interim Executive Director.
Mr. Lehman motioned, and Ms. Comer seconded that motion. All were in favor, and the Committee entered Executive Session at 1:18 p.m.
The Committee returned from Executive Session at 1:36 p.m.
Ms. Naeem noted there were no additional recommendations regarding the review of the Interim Executive Director.

7. Adjournment
Ms. Naeem asked the Committee for a motion to adjourn. Ms. Comer motioned, and Mr. Lehman seconded that motion. All were in favor, none abstained. The motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 1:37 p.m.


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