1027RE: [IAM_ListServ] Museum Treasurers
- Aug 3, 2010
It appears to me, and I am NOT a lawyer, that your mayor has overstepped her authority. Your city government has no oversight responsibility for your museum, if indeed you are an independent 510 c 3.
Your board may have abdicated their fiduciary responsibilities and that could have consequences with the state.
You need professional advice, not ad hoc advice from a listserv.
Please contact an lawyer who is familiar with non-profit organizations. In Chicago one can find professionals who volunteer (http://www.artsbiz-chicago.org/volunteer/bva/) and you might find something similar in your area.
Robert R. McCormick Museum
Our museum is not a department of the city. It is a separate entity. The commission owns the park in which the museum sits. The only formal agreement is that the city may use our parking lot and that they will keep up our grounds. THe city does our mowing and snow removal. They have been helpful.
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