The founding members of the Independent Business Owners Association International (IBOA International) structured the IBOA International as a representative democracy. Members elect individuals from within the field of Independent Business Owners (IBOs) to represent them in the Association's governing body and agree to be bound by their actions and decisions.
The Board of Directors has full responsibility for governing all official activities of the IBOA International. This group meets three times a year. Special meetings may also be called as often as necessary to handle important matters that arise. Last fall, the voting members of the IBOA International elected New Board members to serve three-year terms, from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2016. At that time, the officers were elected to the Board.
Many of the responsibilities of the IBOA International are fulfilled by four committees that report directly to the Executive Committee during their regularly scheduled meetings. Each of these committees has a chair and vice chair.
In addition, the Hearing & Disputes Committee, an integral part of the Disputes Resolution process, was created through the cooperation of Amway North America, formerly Quixtar Inc. and the IBOAI to ensure that all IBOs are assured of a level playing field when building their business. This committee is set up to meet as arbitration issues arise.
The IBOA International may be contacted at the following address:
220 Lyon St. NW, Suite 850
Grand Rapids, MI 49503