WSSDA’s bylaws define how members govern the structure of WSSDA. All other WSSDA governing documents must conform to the bylaws.

Compared to Operating Policies

There is overlap between the subject matter of the bylaws and WSSDA’s operating policies, but the operating policies cover additional subject matter and do so in more detail.

Compared to Positions

The bylaws address WSSDA’s internal structure and governance, while the legislative and permanent positions are WSSDA’s external advocacy platform, including its core beliefs and values as adopted by the members.

Revising the Bylaws

Proposed revisions to the bylaws must be submitted to the Bylaw and Policy Review Committee of the WSSDA Board. The board then considers whether to bring any proposed revisions to the membership at General Assembly in the fall.