Authority is given for Commissioners of the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission to appoint from its ranks, a Chair and Vice-Chair under Article VII of Public Law #129 – 81st Congress where it states that:
"The Commission shall annually elect from its members a chairman and a vice-chairman."
By unanimous vote of the Commission at the Annual Meeting of August 7, 2012 in Corner Brook, NL, the Commission approved use of a rotation table (see NFFPC Briefing Manual: Rules & Regulations - Appendix B) from which nominations would be made by agency whenever feasible.
The Executive Committee provides for NFFPC administration and coordination on behalf of the NFFPC Commissioners and provides appropriate direction to the Executive Director and the Operations Committee.
The Executive Committee is made up of a:
- Vice-Chair; and
- Past Chair
Term of Office
Chair of the NFFPC
The Chair of the NFFPC is elected by the Commission and shall serve for a term of one (1) year as provided by Article VII of the Articles of the Compact as modified by Article IV, Section 2, of the Rules and Regulations of the Compact.
Vice-Chair of the NFFPC
The Vice Chair of the NFFPC is elected by the Commission as provided by Article VII of the Articles of the Compact and by Article IV, Section 2 of the Commission Rules and Regulations. The Vice Chair shall serve an elected term concurrent with that of the Chair.
Past Chair of the NFFPC
The Past Chair assumes office automatically, as provided under Article IV, Section 4, of the Commission Rules and Regulations, upon passing of the chairmanship of the Commission to a successor. The Past Chair shall serve in that position until replaced by the next immediate or elected Past Chair. In the event the Past Chair is absent and/or unable to fulfill the assigned responsibilities, the position will remain vacant until the next change of officers.