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Membership Details

Number of Members

The Council membership includes representatives from each of its focus areas: rural/ community IT development, local government and libraries, resource providers, and other groups as deemed appropriate by the Community Council and the NITC. The number of members shall be between 18 and 24. The Commission shall solicit nominations from organizations or individuals with an active interest or involvement in community information technology issues. Nominations shall describe the qualifications of the person relative to the goals of the Community Council. In choosing members, the Council shall strive for a balance of perspectives on community information technology issues.

Member Responsibilities

Each member is responsible for maintaining two-way communication with their sector constituents concerning issues brought before the Council. Failure to provide adequate representation and communication may be grounds for dismissal from the Council.


Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the initial appointments for the remainder of the original term. The seat of a Council member who accumulates absences from more than half of the Council's yearly meetings shall be considered vacant.

Length of Service

One-half of the members in each sector shall serve for 3-year terms. All other members and all subsequent additions shall serve 2-year terms.