Members
The cornerstone of the Academy are its members. All natural persons who take an active interest in the mission and fulfillment of Academy of Bosnia and Herzegovina and who demonstrate commitment to fulfilling the mission and objectives of the Academy may become members of the Academy upon: (a) completing an application form, and (b) paying the annual membership dues that is to be set by the simple majority vote of the full board. Based on majority vote Finance Committee will have the right to waive membership fee requirements when such action is deemed appropriate.

Academy members have an opportunity to build lifetime relationships and network with colleagues and others involved in their respective fields of work. Through Academy membership, members discover a mechanism for idea exchanges among members worldwide, as well as opportunities to actively engage in conceptualization, design and implementation of programs under the auspice of the Academy. All members have the opportunity to have their work considered for publication or featured at our website or in our upcoming newsletter. Association and contribution to the work and initiatives of the Academy provide exceptional personal and career growth advantages for all of its members. Finally, all members will receive invitations to member-only events, such as Members Reception held every year the evening before the annual meetings schedule for the first week of December.

Members shall have the right to active participation in one or more programs relevant to their expertise and commitments and in line with the mission and objective. Finally, all members have the right to submit their candidacy for service at the elected offices of the Academy.

Board of Directors
The Board of Directors has the control and management of the affairs and business of the Academy. The Board appoints Committees for any purpose, and empowers Executive Committee to exercise any of the authority of the Board. The management and affairs of the Academy shall be at all times under the direction of a Board of Directors, whose operations in governing the Academy are defined by Articles of Incorporation and by these By-Laws as well as by applicable policies approved by the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors reviews operating and financial statements, reports and meeting minutes and reviews Executive and Committee actions and assures that policies adopted by the Board of Directors are being followed. The Board of Directors serves an advisory function along with the members of the Advisory Board when operational or administrative decisions are in the planning stage so as to contribute to Academy’s efficient operation.

The Board of Directors of the Academy shall consist initially of five (5) permanent voting Directors. Up to ten (10) additional non-permanent voting Directors, a total of fifteen shall be elected (15). The term in office of each of non-permanent director shall be one year or until the next annual meeting and the election and qualification of his or her successor. Directors may be elected for more then one term.
To be considered for an elected office candidate must be in compliance with requirements outlined below:
· have attained the age of twenty-one years, and have attained recognized and to the Academy’s mission relevant professional, civic, or academic attainments, and/or:
· have been educated and received an academic degree in a discipline relevant to the mission of the Academy in a manner satisfactory to the Personnel and Membership Committee, and
· have had experience for at least two years in responsible work which demands a knowledge of respective fields or its application as shall satisfy the and Committee, and
· have satisfied the Committee that the candidate possesses an equivalent knowledge of substantive area(s) of Academy’s activities and cognate subjects, and
· have demonstrated exceptional capacity and active interest in the work of Academy, and who is in the judgment of the board are determined to fulfilling the mission and objectives of the Academy and discharge their duties with professionalism, commitment and diligence.

Corporate Officers
Day to day responsibility is left to corporate officers under policy leadership of Board of Directors. President of the Board of Directors, Secretary, Treasurer and Chairperson of Finance Committee.

Standing Committees
All Committees’ Member and Chairpersons of the Academy are appointed by the Board of Directors and their term of office shall be for a period of one year or less if sooner terminated by the action of the Board of Directors. The Board creates Committees as needed by simple majority vote. All Members have the right to be considered to become members of any Committee. Board of Directors appoints all Committee Chairpersons. Committee Chairpersons can only be selected from the Board of Directors. The permanent Committees are: Executive, Personnel and Membership, Programs, and Finance Committees.

Executive Director
Academy shall have an Executive Director appointed as needed by the majority vote of the Board of Directors for the term of one year. Executive Director may be appointed for more than one term. The Executive Director shall be responsible for coordinating and supervising day to day administration of the Academy, and do so in accordance with policies of the Board of Directors and directives of any standing Committee of the Academy. Executive Director is responsible to provide facts and information constantly to the Board of Directors, enabling them to make required judgments and decisions regarding Academy’s operation.

Member of the Advisory Board
Members of the Advisory Board are selected by the majority vote of the Board and by invitation only. All natural persons who demonstrate exceptional capacity and take an active interest in the work of Academy of Bosnia and Herzegovina as stated in Article II may be inducted as a member of the Academy’s Advisory Board. Members of Advisory Board shall have an opportunity to propose an include action items and resolutions for consideration and adoption by the Board of Directors that they see to be beneficial for the work of the Academy.

Members of the Board of Patrons
Members of the Board of Patrons are selected by the majority vote of the Board and by invitation only. All natural persons who take an active interest in the work of Academy of Bosnia and Herzegovina and who demonstrate commitment to fulfilling the mission and objectives of the Academy as stated in Article II or who contribute resources or expertise may be inducted as a member of the Academy’s Board of Patrons.

Honorary Fellows
Distinguished persons intimately connected with Bosnia and Herzegovina whom the majority of the full Board of Directors of the Academy especially desires to honor for exceptionally important services in line with the mission and objective as defined in Article II, and any distinguished person whom the Academy may desire to honor for service to the Academy or whose association therewith is of benefit to the Academy, shall be eligible to become Honorary Fellows of the Academy.

Fellows
Every candidate for election to the class of Fellow of the Academy shall normally have attained the age of twenty-one years and, in the opinion of the majority of the Personnel and Membership Committee, have made a significant contribution to the mission of the Academy as shall make it desirable that he/she be a Fellow of the Academy.

Supporters
Supporters are defined as individuals and institutions that have expressed their support for the mission, objectives and work of the Academy but fall short of qualifying as active members. Supporters will have the ability to share their views and provide, support, advice, and guidance to active members and program administrators. Supporters will not have the privilege to take active roll in any of the corporation’s programs.