AMPS Board of Directors
The AMPS Board of Directors, as established by the Bylaws, is responsible for managing the business activities of AMPS. The Bylaws state that the Board consist of seven members. The membership of the initial Board was chosen by the Tribal Council. Thereafter, members have been elected by the Board itself for a term of three years with no more than three seats up for re-election in any year. Non-members of the tribe may sit on the Board but no more than three at any one time. The Bylaws were amended to require the tribe to have at least one Tribal Council member sit on the AMPS Board of Directors with the voting powers of regular Board members. The same amendment allowed the Board to have alternate members who would vote in place of missing regular members.
The Bylaws state that to be eligible for election to the Board of Directors, nominees must possess knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Financial management
- Human and natural resources protection and development
- Corporate management
- Economic development
- Housing and utilities
Board meetings must be held at least twice a year but special meetings may be called by as few as two Directors. AMPS Board Officers are appointed once a year by the Board. Four directors are needed for a quorum.
The Board of Directors has the power necessary to carry out the purposes of AMPS and controls and manages AMPS' business activities. The general purpose of AMPS is to provide electric power to everyone within the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation and any other utility projects that benefit the tribe. More specifically, the purpose of AMPS is to do everything necessary, proper, advisable, and convenient for the accomplishment of the following:
To develop, operate, and manage the provision of electric power to all users on the reservation;
To provide training and employment opportunities for members of the tribe in the construction, management, and operation of the utility;
To facilitate economic development on the reservation and surrounding communities;
To enhance and protect the health and welfare of tribal members and customers of AMPS; and,
To manage electric utility endeavors owned or operated by AMPS in a prudent, efficient, and economic manner in accordance with tribal law.