The governance process at Girl Scouts of Nassau County is defined by the council's bylaws. Led by the board president, the board of directors exercises its ultimate authority and fulfills its responsibility to advance the Girl Scout mission: for the care, custody, and oversight of Girl Scouting in Nassau County; and for providing leadership on financial and policy issues and guiding the strategic direction of the council.
The board of directors maintains the integrity and the purpose of Girl Scouting. The board’s responsibilities include policymaking, fund development, and strategic planning.
President & Chief Volunteer Officer
Executive Vice President
Anne Marie Spensieri-Fidis
Dr. Jean Peden Christodoulou
The board development committee works to prepare and present a single slate of nominees, to be considered for election at the annual meeting, to the board of directors, board development committee and, every three years, national council delegates and alternates.
The annual meeting is the yearly business meeting of the council, held each May in accordance with the council's bylaws. The annual meeting provides a vital opportunity for council delegates to be part of the influencing body on matters of importance to our council. Voting members of the council convene annually to:
Each of GSNC’s 35 service units elect governance volunteers to represent their membership at our annual meeting. This democratic system is an integral part of Girl Scouting. As the primary communication link between our girl and adult members and our board, these delegates have the opportunity to influence decisions that benefit the girls we serve and to share input on the council’s strategic direction.
Delegates and alternates are encouraged to actively participate in governance forums and workshops throughout the year, as well as at the council annual meeting, and act as the voice of their association’s members.