Ad Hoc Committees. Unless the governing documents provide otherwise, ad hoc committees and their members serve at the pleasure of the board and can be dissolved at will by boards of directors.
Continuing Committees. Committees created by the governing documents, such as the Architectural Committee, continue from board to board and its members continue to serve until their successors are chosen. (Robert’s Rules, 11th ed., p. 502.)
Authority of New Board. With each election, an incoming board can (i) keep existing committees in place, (ii) dissolve committees and create different ones (e.g., dissolve a budget committee and create a finance committee), (ii) keep existing committee members in place or appoint different ones, or (iii) choose not to create any committees. Unless a particular committee is required by the governing documents, the formation of committees is at the discretion of the board.
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