When a vacancy on the board occurs, the following procedures shall be used by the board in filling the vacancy:

  1. The board president, through public announcements in the news media, shall make known the vacancy has occurred and those persons interested in being considered for appointment should notify the secretary of the board by the deadline established by the board;
  2. The board shall establish the criteria to be applied in making the appointment;
  3. The full board, or a committee appointed by the board, shall review and screen applications to determine which candidates should be further considered for appointment;
  4. The board, by roll call vote of a majority of those elected and serving, shall determine which candidate shall be appointed to fill the vacancy.