Organizations interested in becoming a Steering Team Member may do so by applying. An organization applying must have at least one person act as a representative of that organization during Steering Team meetings. The Steering Team will consist of up to 15 members, elected by consensus, and will represent the following:
- The convening organization for the Collaborative
- The chairs of each Priority Project Workgroup
- A Grassroots Capacity-Building/Advocacy Organization
- Various organizations working on criminal justice issues in Michigan
- At least one organization of justice-impacted people.
Steering Team Responsibilities
In order to remain in good standing, all Steering Team members must commit to the following:
- Attend monthly phone/ in-person meetings.
- Complete work assignments in between meetings.
- Actively recruit, engage and retain general members.
- Make an annual contribution to support MI-CEMI according to their organization’s annual budget.
- $1 million or more = $1,200
- $500K < $1 million = $500
- $250 K < $500 K – $250
- <$250 K = $100
- Individual = $10-$100
Steering Team Authority
The Steering Team is empowered to do the following on behalf of MI-CEMI:
- Make decisions, including commitments, and endorsements.
- Enter into contracts.
- Apply for funding to support the work of the collaborative
- Coordinate the development and execution of organizational strategies.
- Host an annual membership meeting.
Steering Team Meetings
- Phone and in-person meetings will be open and conducted by a professional facilitator.
- The Steering Team will make decisions based on consensus.
- Any steering or general member may bring a project forward for formal MI-CEMI endorsement.
- The Steering Team may create ad hoc committees to support an approved project.
- Ad hoc committees are open to general members.